Home Orchard: Best Way to Water Trees Slowly

Home Orchard: Best Way to Water Trees Slowly {4}

Summer comes and goes in the Pacific Northwest with nary a drop of rain. It’s Seattle’s best kept secret. Our summers are Miami’s winters. Unfortunately, such a lack of precipitation (while good for picnics) is bad for young fruit trees; they need watering intervention. Newly-planted and young trees benefit from extra watering during dry spells. You(…)

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Objects of My Affection: Trash, Treasure, and Thrift Store Finds

Objects of My Affection: Trash, Treasure, and Thrift Store Finds {9}

My apologies to California, but the Pacific Northwest is being blessed with another gully washer. Bedazzled with raindrops that quickly channel off the panes, my windows are artful reminders that it’s nice to be on their good side.  High and dry at my desk (the kitchen table), I’m enjoying the company of two snoring, farting bulldogs along with(…)

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Spring in My Step: Putting Hibernation to Bed

Spring in My Step: Putting Hibernation to Bed {15}

Fresh start: honeycomb, pea vines, and a little luck… The robins, crows, tree frogs and barred owls, raucous little alarm clocks that they are, have sounded off to alert me that winter is officially over, and it’s time to leave the comfort of my cave (both figuratively, and literally). I’m not one to argue with Mother Nature, so may(…)

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The Journey That Led Home

The Journey That Led Home {15}

This winter, I am suffering from (dare I say) Blogger’s Block, where my eyes stare at the laptop, my fingers go through typing exercises, and my brain rereads what appears on the screen, and then, my pinky goes rogue and hits the delete key boldly and unapologetically. And so it goes… I don’t expect this mental wall(…)

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