Category Archives: Gifts and Goodies

Hardware Cloth Suet Holder

I’ve been really bogged down lately trying to finish up book edits for an early February deadline. Happy to say it is going extremely well and, if I do say so myself, this is going to be a fabulous book! … Continue reading

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Golden Gourds

It seemed wasteful to leave half cans of silver and gold on the shelf and the gourds I dried last year were starting to look drab and dull in the same room with the twinkling allium. So, I decided to … Continue reading

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Hand Therapy

After a hard day of digging in the dirt or on a cold winter night, nothing feels as soothing and indulgent as tucking your aching hand inside one of these microwaveable mitts. They make a perfect gift for your self … Continue reading

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Deer Yule Love!

I needed space for some garden equipment in the storage shed so I took the Yule Deer out placed them in the garden now, while the ground is still soft enough to help support them. I was amazed when I … Continue reading

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Home From a Great Vacation!

Apart from some oppressive heat and soggy weather this last week, I have had a great summer so far. In July, I spent a week teaching machine knitting at Telemark University College in Norway and then traveled for several weeks … Continue reading

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Delicious Lavender!

I have been deadheading this past week. All the poppies and iris are gone for another year, but the roses are still blooming their hearts out and there is lavender everywhere. About 5 years ago I started four different kinds … Continue reading

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Zephirine Drouhin Climbing Roses

The wall is done! I just need to finish a little grouting on the back side so we can fill in with dirt and then refresh the wood chips on the walkway. I have started moving all the supplies back … Continue reading

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Candied violets

As you can see from the photos, my Oriental Poppies are gorgeous this year! They are so heavy with buds – I counted 18 buds on one of the plants – that I have to keep tying them up to … Continue reading

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Razzle Double Dazzle Rhubarb Jam!

My gardens have never looked this good so early in the season, but I have been working in the yard since mid-February. Spring cleanup, early weeding and edging were done weeks ago so I have been able to concentrate on … Continue reading

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