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Grow Your Own Food- A Three Part Series- Vegetable Gardens

Chapter One- The Best And Freshest Flavors Come From Your Garden By The English Lady There is nothing like picking a fresh tomato and some basil from the garden and eating it with a nice crusty piece of bread drizzled … Continue reading

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12 09 11

My friend Roz came by yesterday afternoon and we spent a few hours as we have for the past twenty years to decorate wreaths. However, this year I decided to buy artificial wreaths, in part to be economical but also … Continue reading

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11 28 11

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were able to get into your garden in the mild sunny weather to work off some of the extra layers or should I say a few pounds! I volunteered at the … Continue reading

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11-15-11

I’m so glad I did not put my garden furniture away as I sat outside this week enjoying the sunshine, feeling the breeze and watching the antics of the birds at the edge of my stream. This afternoon my friend … Continue reading

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11-02-11

Well what a weekend we had and unfortunately the chaos is not over for so many here in Connecticut. Fortunately, I live on the shore, at the southeastern end and was spared the full brunt of snow and wind, without … Continue reading

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10-25-11

Last Saturday morning the sun was shining so after breakfast I drove to Whitegate Farm on Lake Patagansett road in East Lyme; a wonderful organic farm with great produce straight from the field. I had decided the day before that … Continue reading

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10-17-11

It’s lovely to be able to sleep now at night with the window-cracked open and no hum of the air conditioner so that I can hear the burble of my stream and the early wakeup call of the birds. The … Continue reading

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10 04 11

I just came in from pruning my roses. If you planted roses this year then do not prune them. I prune my roses the way I was taught by family in England; which is to prune by about two feet … Continue reading

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08 22 11

This last weekend, before I lost power with Hurricane Irene, I called my stepmother in my hometown of Shrewsbury in the U.K to let her know that my son Ian and I would be fine living on the shoreline. She … Continue reading

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08 12 11

It was lovely to have a deep soaking rain the other day and I to know that I need not turn on the timer for the soaker hoses in my borders and vegetable garden. This morning the air was clear … Continue reading

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