Gardeners Touch

Getting to the ROOT of Change

Reaping The Harvest

We reap what we sow. When healthy growth takes place, beauty surrounds us. We connect with The Creator and take in and share the beauty of the season. Living out and practicing our gifts, in obedience to God, reaps the blessings of joy, happiness, prosperity, peace, and leisure.

Parsley Dog Biscuits, Healthy Dog Treats

Parsley Dog Biscuits

Parsley is known to eliminate that bad doggy breath that simply doesn’t match that cute doggy face. Ingredients: 2 cups of parsley, chopped (stalk and leaves) 1 large carrot, grated 1/2 cup cheddar or other strong hard cheese, grated 3 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour 3/4 cup hot chicken stock …

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Sugar on Snow

Sugar on Snow – Winter’s Sweet Treat

A favorite tradition here in the Hudson Valley and throughout New York State is our Maple Sugar Festivals. Sugar houses open their doors and show the public how maple syrup is collected and made, as well as tasting the assortment of treats made with the sweet stuff. March 19-20 is the official Maple Sugar Weekend …

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Flower and Garden Show

I Cannot Tell A Lie

Happy President’s Day! This famous line comes from one of our founding forefathers – George Washington. Not sure this is a motto our modern day candidates resonate with, but this post isn’t about politics, so let’s leave that one alone! I cannot tell a lie – I have been loving this very mild winter we’ve …

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A Creative “Twist” For Lent

Passing down customs and traditions of our faith, to our children, can be a lot of fun with a little creativity. When my kids were small, it was a bit of a challenge explaining to them “why” certain foods were off limits. Lent offers a great opportunity to explain the significance of penance, fasting, and …

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GOT DIRT? Easy Breezy Composting

Composting is free, easy to make and good for the environment – I’ve been doing it for years.  Up until a week ago, I’ve taken grass clippings, coffee grinds, egg shells, and scraps from fruits and vegetables and dumped it into a pile behind my garden.  Now that we have a few chickens, I also …

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Life’s Little Pleasures

Just came in from being in the garden, trying to get some fall clean up started, when the unexpected buzz of a hummingbird whirled around my head.  The gate to my garden is draped in a trumpet vine where two of these little beauties decided to chase one another then rest, then drink in the …

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – Harvest 2015

It seems like forever but my garden is finally starting to reap the rewards of all the season’s hard work.  Second pick of the 2015 season: beets, red & green leaf lettuce, black and red cherry tomatoes, assortment of heirloom red, yellow, orange and purple tomatoes, green pepper, and probably the last of the zucchini …

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