Tag Archives: spring

Spring Outside

What is good news for my garden and yard is bad news for my blog.  Every spare moment in May was spent establishing our new garden, nestled in our sunny gently sloping field. Grass, along with horsetails, thistles, and milkweed, … Continue reading

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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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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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Spring?

In past years, I start posting about signs of spring and springtime activities in April.  After having just enjoyed two muddy days with temperatures rising to sixty degrees and with new birdsongs in the air, it appears as though spring … Continue reading

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Spinach, Asparagus, and Tick Season

Late spring days grow warmer, lilacs are in full bloom, and we’re finally harvesting fresh shoots and greens from the garden! We’ve also been finding ticks after days in the fields and forests.  I strongly feel that there are far … Continue reading

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