Things I’ve Learned About Boysenberries

May 30, 2011

In January 2010, I planted, on the advice of my nursery-man, four little sticks. In the intervening year and a half, I’ve learned a reasonable amount about said little sticks, and I’m going to share it now. (: I am pretty sure that ‘long around September I’m going to have an addendum to this post […]


When life hands you tomatoes …

October 1, 2010

… make tomato jam! I have a plethora of tomatoes still from my yard. Not sure how many more I’ll get after the scorching heat over the past two days and then thunderstorms and rain today, but that’s OK. I’ve already made tomato puree and salsa and wing sauce, so, acting on my Mom’s suggestion […]


Labor Day

September 8, 2010
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I’ll admit, I crashed out over the weekend. I was so tired. I took naps. Repeatedly. I don’t do that. But when Labor Day itself finally rolled around, I had enough energy and to spare, so while Uncle Pasto was barbecuing some fabulous smoked brisket, I spent most of the day working on the garden. […]


Back from Utah!

August 5, 2010
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We had a fabulous time in gorgeous scenic Utah, and I want to blog about that later. But I’ve been crazy-busy managing the yard since we got back, and putting up some pickles (four POUNDS of lemon cucumbers, I ask you … ), and haven’t had time to blog yet. So this is just a […]