Category Archives: Current Reflections

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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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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East Coast Harchut Farms

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Well, after ten months, Grandpa and I found our new Harchut Farms. We are so grateful to you, your mom and your dad for sharing your home with all of us during the search. Those memories will be added to … Continue reading

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