Monthly Archives: July 2014

Grilled Veggie Kabobs: That’s What’s For Supper!

At this point in the summer, I can’t face either making or eating another Squash Casserole. Even Skillet Squash (with bacon & sour cream) evokes a slight grimace. So, I turn to the grill. My plan: Grill everything. Everything! Yellow … Continue reading

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Zinnia Fest 2014……Today! Let Us Bow Our Heads & Give Thanks…..

*Garden has been mowed. (Yes, I mow my garden.) *Tea has been brewed. (Unsweetened, the way God intended!) *Scissors and buckets packed. Ready to greet TENS of people today from 10 AM to Noon at Groundhog Hill. (Should you require … Continue reading

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Year 3, Column 11: Garden of Zinnia(Fest)

The happiest day of the year draws near: ZinniaFest. Next to Arbor Day, is there no more of a glorious holiday than the one that approacheth this weekend? The 2nd Annual ZinniaFest is set for Saturday, July 26th. Grab your … Continue reading

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Attention: Access to Purple Corn is Now Restricted….

Sorry, furry inhabitants of Groundhog Hill, but access to the Peruvian Purple Corn Playground has been restricted until further notice. Please enjoy the all-you-can-eat buffets of Field Corn available to either the East or to the West of GH. Thank … Continue reading

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Year 3, Column 11: Garden of Predicaments

The Peruvian Purple Corn is looking awfully good and might actually produce some corn in the next week or two, but I find myself in a bit of a predicament: How do I keep the varmits away? The hubbub around … Continue reading

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Rainy Morning Here in The Garden Spot…

Feeling very grateful for all the rain we’ve had so far today! Awakened at 2:45 AM to the first shower and was happy to see the rain continue even heavier throughout the morning. Hope we’re not done, yet. The Peruvian … Continue reading

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Year 3, Column 10: Garden of Song

Keep on the sunny side Always on the sunny side. Keep on the sunny side of Life. I awaken each morning around 5:30. I don’t use or need an alarm clock because I sleep with the windows open so the … Continue reading

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Green Beans! That’s What’s For Supper…..

Picked the first batch of Green Beans (Top Crop variety) last week. Nothing better than fresh green beans for a summer supper. I pick ’em. Dad breaks ’em. I wash ’em and them cook ’em (following the recipe on the … Continue reading

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Garden of Close Quarters

I have seven older siblings, and they are all at times annoying and bossy…and older. When we gather for meals around the kitchen table, it’s like fitting sardines in a can. Close Quarters. Speaking of close quarters, I planted two … Continue reading

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July: The Month of Haymaking….and Zinnias!

From The Perpetual Almanack of Folklore by Charles Kightly: {July is} named in honour of Julius Caesar. In Welsh: Gorfennuf — the month of completion. In Gaelic: Am Mios buidhe — the yellow month. In Anglo-Saxon: Litha — the month … Continue reading

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