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Media Monday – creative Encounters with the creator

Collecting trinkets is one way that I take home the experience from an encounter with the outdoors. Lining the pockets of my jacket or jeans you can almost always find the tiny souvenirs collected from a walk in the woods or a stroll along the beach. Shells and stones, leaves, and seeds weren’t just for …

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I Was Born To Be A Farmer – Paying Attention To The Distractions In Your Life

There are days where I think I have the attention span of a squirrel! Seriously – I’m all set and on a mission, then suddenly I’m distracted by someone or something and I can do a complete 180.  Like when I head to Hobby Lobby for one particular item and suddenly find myself with more …

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Springtime Dreamin’ – Garden Planning 2018

The Northeast is in the midst of a huge Nor’easter today.  Hard to believe I had the opportunity to spend two days outdoors this week where the temps hit the low 50’s. I took advantage of the sunny days to clean up my flower and vegetable garden from all the debris I missed back in …

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Antiques in the garden

Incorporating Antiques Into Your Garden Design

A favorite past time here in the Hudson Valley is antique shopping.  There are endless shops and flea markets to satisfy the collector and crafter alike.  As a gardener, I love when I can incorporate pieces into the landscape. This old wood burning stove wasn’t purchased at an antique shop, but was a piece we …

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DIY Garden Drying Rack

Pulled together an easy project for the garden today. I grabbed an old frame and attached some leftover chicken wire to the back with the staple gun.  Next I pre-drilled a few holes for the screw eyes to fit.  I cut a twist chain with some snips at equal lengths and attached each end to …

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Challenges Of A First Time “Chick-keeper”

This morning I found one of the chicks in distress. As I removed the covering I had over the cage for the evening, I saw that one little gal had a string hanging from her mouth. I lifted her out of the crate and upon further inspection saw that her toungue was hanging out of …

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Seed Tape

Trying out a little DIY project today. I’m hoping those tiny little seeds will stay more uniform when planted this way. I created seed tapes for lettuce, spinach, beets, cilantro, basil, and parsley seeds. This was really quite easy. I created the tape from toilet tissue in 2′-3′ lengths, and cut down the center. I …

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Morning In The Garden

Morning is my favorite time to spend in the garden. It’s cool and quiet and the sound of the birds…so peaceful.  Here’s what’s in bloom in the flower garden.  

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