Category Archives: Garden

Summer fun[k]

That ride kicked off my summer, and the weeks since have flown by, with both highs and lows along the way. Continue reading

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Welcome to our garden

It’s hard to believe that just one year ago, we were completely immersed in a rehab and preparing to move — whew!  In contrast to the spring of 2016, we’ve spent the spring of 2017 turning the yard at our … Continue reading

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Losing the lawn

Well, we finally have the huge, sunny yard we’ve been wanting  . . . and it’s covered with zoysia grass. Zoysia is a drought-hardy, warm season grass, which means you can’t just kill it by letting it dry up.  It … Continue reading

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Curried coleslaw

I was planning to make coleslaw a few weeks ago, but my usual recipes all sounded a bit blah.  I love a good slaw with peanut or sesame dressing (good recipe here), and my MIL makes a lovely Greek slaw, … Continue reading

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Bicycles, egg hunts, and garden time!

‘Twas a full, fun weekend in these parts!  The usual Saturday gardening was on hold due to the ground being much too wet, but Matthew headed out anyway to pick up G after his overnight at Baba’s house.  While there, … Continue reading

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Spring mindfulness

This past weekend marked my first weekend-long mindfulness retreat!  My mom and I spent Friday evening, all day Saturday, and most of Sunday at a non-residential retreat hosted by Mid America Dharma. I went into it thinking that the weekend’s … Continue reading

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Garlic taste test

Guest post by Matthew; a follow-up to this post about growing garlic in the Midwest. This was my second try at taste testing garlic, and I broke this year’s tests into two parts because I had 19 samples to try/compare.  … Continue reading

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