Author Archives: taidinnan

Stinging Nettles! Yum?

Yes, you really should try eating nettles!  And if you’re adventurous enough to try, now is the best time of year.  Foraged wild greens are often most tender, and therefore best to cook with, early in the spring when plants … Continue reading

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Early Season Greens

If you don’t count grass and thistles, our garden isn’t growing any greens yet.  But there are plenty of fresh greens to be harvested outside the garden!  And roots!  We’ve enjoyed meals of foraged leeks, dandelions, and parsnips this week. … Continue reading

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First Harvests

Gardens and gardening have always been present  in my life.  First they were the things my mom worked in while I played nearby on summer vacations.  Sometimes I had to help, like when the pea rows grew together and I … Continue reading

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Scenes from our Window

The biggest red-tailed hawk I’ve ever seen:  Gripping the bouncing branch tightly in her talons.  Preening.  Buffeted by the wind all the while. Deer and more deer:  Healthy, sleek.  Here there and everywhere.  Big and up-close.  A dozen dots a … Continue reading

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Seed Season

It’s time to start thinking about seed starting and garden planning!  If you live near Charlotte, VT, consider coming to this Saturday’s Seed Swap to give away your extra seeds, get a few fun new varieties, and get your gardening … Continue reading

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Easter Eggs

With cool wet weather, topped with scattered flurries, it’s hard to imagine that Easter is in two days!  We felted Easter Eggs this week after school.  This project turned out to be a great way for our mixed-age group to make … Continue reading

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Celebrating Pi Day with Berries

Happy Pi Day! We celebrated by making a delicious blueberry and raspberry pie with coconut.  This grey muddy time of year is when the berries in our freezer, harvested last summer, taste best to me.  It’s also the time of year when … Continue reading

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