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Feeling good about that ‘Starbucks Habit’!

I admit it, I LOVE a cup of Starbucks to start my day.  I usually brew it at home, but I do treat myself from time to time.  I noticed at Starbucks that they are now advertising that they give their coffee grounds away for your garden! Coffee grounds are a safe way to fertilize your garden…
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Test Kitchen Tuesday: From Ground to Table

This year, I decided to hold no expectations from our little garden. Last year’s garden did not go well at all. So while I tried to learn from that experience and carry over the knowledge obtained to this year’s garden, I maintained that I was going to put the plants in the dirt, water them,…
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Are Gardens Ugly?

Someone in our association complained about our garden! This older guy name Lou (he happens to be the grandfather of an old neighbor) made the complaint. There are many people that have flower beds planted in the same area, so it seems to me that people feel that Gardens are ugly.  At the moment, there is…
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First Summer Harvest

Today, we worked on weeding our flower beds and tearing up the spent vegetable plants in the veggie garden. After some further research, we decided it would be ok to harvest what we could from it, as long as the veggie is thoroughly washed and cooked. (Our cat has used it as her litterbox.) After…
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Cultivate My Plate

(Okay, so that only half makes sense.  Mostly, it just rhymes.  And I like rhymes.  They’re catchy!) So, Memorial Day weekend was quite the plethora of celebratory activities. Namely, barbecues.  At one of those barbecues, Dustin saw our neighbor’s watermelon plant and began to have lust in his heart.  Maybe even his soul!  He needed…
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Yum! Homegrown Organic Strawberries! :)

The strawberries from our garden this year are doing awesome and ripening by the bowlful every day. The kids love to snack on them and we all feel the added strawberry-specialness that we’ve grown them ourselves in our backyard organic garden. Yummy!!
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Busy little worker bees

A few weeks ago, me and the kids planted flowers is small pots, and we monitored and tracked their progress.  Melanie’s were the first to shoot up through the soil, and she was elated.  David’s followed a day or 2 later, and Joey’s straggled behind until we almost gave up on them.  But Joey, in…
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Our Victory Garden

This mess of weeds is what was staring at us early in the spring. If it looks bad in that picture, it only got worse as the weeks went on! As spring moved in, the weeds sprang to life. Thorns, bushes, and grasses were soon out of control in the space that was supposed to…
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Visiting Tio & Tia

We finally did it. We took the kids out of town. Albeit, a short trip for the morning, but a trip out of town none the less. It only took a little bit of planning on our part. The night before, I packed everything up: sunscreen, bug spray, Benadryl, Motrin, bandaids, snacks, cups for drinking,…
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Our 2nd Annual Victory Garden

With everything that is happening in the world, it is great to be able to grow our own goodies. As much as I would like to grow more, I have to limit our choices based on productivity. Last year we grew lettuce. It was fabulous picking fresh lettuce from the garden. It was when the…
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