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Sunday’s Were Meant For The Garden

Lots of projects going on today in the garden. Thankful for a creative man who can swing a hammer and rock a saw.  I’ll keep you posted on progress.

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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Valley Adventure – The Stonecrop Gardens

 Yesterday, we spent a wonderful afternoon in yet another Hudson Valley gem – the Stonecrop Gardens; one of my 2015 Summer Bucket list items – exploring secret gardens. Stonecrop was the home of Anne & Frank Cabot and became a public garden in 1992.  It is located in the Mid-Hudson valley region, in the town …

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Maple Sugaring in the Hudson Valley

The Dutchess County Parks Department is holding a Pancake Breakfast (9:30am-12pm) /Maple Open House (12pm-4pm) on March 22, 2015 at: Bowdoin Park 5 Eagle Lane Poughkeepsie, NY 12590 Pavillion 5 The Pancake Breakfast will be from 9:30am to 12pm – Cost will be $5.00 per person/Children 6 and under are free!  Download the event flyer (.pdf) …

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Exploring the Hudson Valley

Have you ever found yourself saying “It’s a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there.”, after spending some time away on vacation? I can remember being in awe of the beautiful mountains I saw while traveling in Switzerland last year, but remarking to my husband that “home” has some pretty beautiful …

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The Benefits of Eating in Season

In my previous Healthy Harvest post, I discussed the drive behind my efforts towards eating cleaner and healthier.  In an effort to make this move more manageable, I’ve added small, simple changes every couple of weeks.  One of those changes is increasing my fruit and vegetable consumption. I’ve always loved to garden, but these changes …

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The Organized Gardener

Well, I’m not sure  that the title of this post is an accurate one when it comes to gardening.  My belief about gardening is that it is a more free spirited act, well at least when it comes to being immersed in digging in the dirt and inhaling the fresh, clean air.  BUT, there are …

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Art Inspires Agriculture

I love how the Hudson Valley Seed Library incorporates art into their heirloom seed packets.  They describe the connection beautifully in their recent article about the upcoming Art of the Heirloom exhibit – “Artists tell compelling stories by creatively envisioning the lives of flowers and vegetables, farms and gardens. Art inspires agriculture.” One of my …

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