Category Archives: Musings

Trellising and Suckers (aka Keeping Tomato Plants Under Control)

By the end of June, most gardens are fully planted and have had several weeks to settle in and start to grow.  If your rows were fully weeded when you planted, you’ve probably had a few weeks of vacation from … Continue reading

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Our House Named “Greenest Building!”

More good news from the home front: our house won 2016’s “Vermont’s Greenest Residential Building” award from Vermont Green Building Network!  Two years after moving in, we still feel incredibly lucky to call it our home. Since I’m on the … Continue reading

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Ahhhh, The Garden is Planted

Every spring as the ground thaws, my list of things to do in the garden grows longer and faster than my weeds.  I can generally be found wondering: why does it keep on raining, making garden tasks impossible?  How are … Continue reading

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Let the Foraging & Gardening Begin!

Our landscape is greening more and more every day.  Buds swell and flower, new birds arrive daily, and early greens are emerging. The first cold hardy seeds and seedlings are planted in our garden.  Whenever it is dry enough, I try … Continue reading

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April in Vermont

April arrived in true Vermont style: with a blizzard.  Luckily, we live in a state where friends and neighbors revel in the snow.  We all enjoyed one more dose of sledding, skiing, snowshoeing, and snowball fights followed by a cozy … Continue reading

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Winter Weekends Around the House

This winter we’ve had the luxury of being able to enjoy calm weekends at home.  Our time is structured with projects and forays outside supplemented by plenty of relaxation and reading by the fire.  Having time and lacking garden surplus foods that must … Continue reading

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Tracks in the Snow

A favorite children’s book in the after school program read, “Tracks in the snow, tracks in the snow.  Where did they come from, where did they go?”  Whenever I’m out on a walk in the forest and see tracks in … Continue reading

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