Category Archives: Current Reflections

Relocating The Moops Coop

Look! Grandpa finished relocating the chicken coop! He also designed and built their new run. Lots more space for the hens to scratch and eat bugs and no more bumping our heads when we go in to clean and change … Continue reading

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More Parsley Rolls

We love Italian Parsley. Your mom and dad are not fans but we are. And so are the chickens! I preserved a couple of parsley rolls today and threw the “extras” for the chickens to enjoy.  https://awaytogarden.com/how-to-freeze-parsley-chives-and-other-herbs/ Beautiful!

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Honoring Papa

October brought west coast family visits to the east coast. Lots of good and sweet moments. Granny brought some of papa’s ashes and she spread a bit around the new apple tree while we nourished our spirits with lots of … Continue reading

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Helpers in the Garden

So grateful for your help pulling the corn and sunflower stalks this past weekend. We have set aside the corn stalks to dry out for your fall decorations and the sunflowers and zinnias are drying as well so we can … Continue reading

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Early September Garden

Mother Nature provides many gifts in spite of her challenges. Sending strength and goodwill to everyone affected by the recent hurricanes.  We had a thunderstorm here in Maryland last week. The corn we planted was nearly sideways. I tried to … Continue reading

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Purple Mushrooms

After a couple of hours working in your garden, I called you out to see what I found under the grass mulch: That’s a first for me! Purple is my favorite color! Maybe you can do a google search to … Continue reading

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First Week of September 2017 Garden

After dropping you and your friends back home, I ventured out in the light rain to tend to the chickens. They gifted us more eggs today (production has been slowing but peaked a bit today): There are a couple of … Continue reading

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Creatures 

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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Zinnias!

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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