Archive for May 2021

The Summer Begins

Back in the saddle. I mowed the lawn, sprayed weeds, trimmed the blackberry bush, and planted pumpkins. Though our last snow just melted, (I finally unplugged the roof heat tape), it feels like we are skipping spring and launching straight into summer. The days are certainly getting longer. None of my spinach or peas have…

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Shut Down

A day of rain. Good for the grass. Good for the earth—when it doesn’t come so much at once that you end up flooding. Unlike the last rain we got here in the city, I’m hoping this one extends out east to our farm and pastures where it is truly needed. I can turn the…

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The Finest

Glorious and needed rain is falling. I’m so thankful. I’ve used this rainy time to comb through the house and sort out for my coming yard sale. I didn’t think I had much until I got going. I asked myself if I really loved each item I looked at. If the answer was no or…

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Mush Puddle

It is warm outside. Actually warm. I know there will be snippets of cold and possibly even snow yet to come this spring, but for the most part, the long winter is over. All of those bulbs, one hundred and fifty to be exact, that I planted last fall are sharing their vibrant colors with…

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