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Golden Oyster Mushrooms Pasta (Gelber Seitling) – Yum!!!

Hubs recently started experiementing in the garden, ‘planting’ a wooden stump impregnated with mushroom spores.  As it won’t produce until about August, a friend presented him with a few easy-to-cultivate, pre-impregnated mediums (straw, hay??) in plastic bags. I’ve never heard … Continue reading

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The Taste and Scent of Summer

This weekend was AWESOME!  I got to enjoy one of my favorite late spring/early summer activities with one of my favorite persons – Hub’s Oma. Nothing holds the taste and scent of summer more intensely as strawberries and no berry … Continue reading

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Letting Nature Take It’s Course

Tomorrow is the first of June and the beginning of summer!  The moments of preparation and care will now bring forth fruit and hopefully lots of it on a consistent basis. Still, everything’s not as easy as it seems.  Last … Continue reading

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Spring Always Seems To Fly By

The last month and a half just sped by and although I haven’t posted, I did document.  Most things have been a success so far but a few casualties did occur.  I’m still in awe of how quickly everything’s grown … Continue reading

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Another Week, A Million Lessons!

If it was possible to do everything wrong….I did! First, let it be known…I fell into raising plants from seedlings…seriously, I had no idea what I was doing, was resistant (see last post), and the results speak for themselves. The … Continue reading

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Getting Started

A few weeks ago, a fellow blogger asked if I’d started on the spring garden as yet, which given our cold, gray skies, hadn’t even been given a thought.  The organic gardening stores hadn’t started hawking their wares yet – … Continue reading

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving – Aloe Vera

Since just after Christmas last year I’ve been sick – fever, aches, coughing, days off, the works!  And unlike any cold/flu/cough I’ve ever had, it will go away for a week or two and  then come back.  There are four … Continue reading

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Summer Has Left Austria

A month ago, I said goodbye to the last of the spring harvest and looked forward to enjoying our summer fruit.  With the erroneous concept that the garden was self-sufficient, Hubs and I took off for a week on our first real … Continue reading

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The Weird Gap between Spring & Summer Harvests

We’ve hit mid-July and the garden is still alive.  There’ve been no major setbacks – outside of the Okra, which I believe are stunted due to poor placement on my behalf and unstable weather.  There hasn’t been any harvesting of the … Continue reading

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Okras in Cloches

Our garden is filled with what we like to eat – artichoke, radishes, rhubarb, tomatoes, sweet & hot peppers, zucchini, peas, okras, sweet potatoes, greens (spinach, lettuce, chard), and herbs.  Some of those items can be pretty pricy or of questionable quality … Continue reading

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