Monthly Archives: August 2017


Before venturing out with you to gather your school supplies, I dug in the ground a bit. We wanted to mulch our newly planted fruit trees and I  thought what better material than all of the bunches of cut grass!  … Continue reading

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Look at Grandpa Frank’s zinnias! Do you see the busy bee too? All are well and happy in Portland, OR! He sends his love!

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Basil and More Basil!

Wow! We only planted four little transplants of basil the end of June. Look what I harvested this morning! There was enough for six batches of pesto and some for the chickens to feast on! We have tons of dehydrated … Continue reading

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Summertime and Preserving the Bounty

It’s summertime! You are on your annual California vacation and we are here in Maryland! We are knowing that you are having a fabulous time with family and we look forward to your return.  Summertime also means lots of bounty … Continue reading

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August 2017 Garden Update

While the garden we planted at your house in mid-April is flourishing, grandma and grandpa’s late season garden is trying to catch up! We are grateful that the prior owners scattered their tomatoes in the garden bed and let nature … Continue reading

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The New Moops

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Here they are! The new flock of Moops! Well, new to us that is! So far, only one has been named: the broody one is Tomasin (thank you Ellie!).  There are ten hens and for the first few weeks, they … Continue reading

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