Tag Archives: summer

Moving On to Fall

My supervisor at the orchard called yesterday to ask me to work this weekend. I said yes. We’ll be selling blueberries from Michigan for a few hours on Saturday and we’ll discuss plans for the upcoming season. It is my … Continue reading

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New Potatoes and Cucumbers

The ambient outdoor temperature is 89 degrees and the heat index is 100. Another midday spent inside. I feel caged. Near sunup I harvested cucumbers and watered. I tasted a red tomato — they are not ready. Won’t be long. … Continue reading

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Writing My Way Out

The culprit is a long, engaging worklife. The crime? Diminished creative output. Early on I realized, with a few exceptions, creative endeavor doesn’t pay. To support it I took work… for over 50 years. We raised a daughter, built a … Continue reading

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Garden is In

It may seem late yet I declared the garden planted on Friday. We’ve already had a bumper crop of vegetables and we’re not even started with tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, green beans and more. There will always be garden work to … Continue reading

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Kale and Garlic Scape Pesto

Here’s a second recipe for kale and garlic scape pesto. The first uses walnuts and Parmesan cheese and can be found here. Get out the food processor and place it on the counter. Measure the following and place in the … Continue reading

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Garden Garlic

Garlic growing happened in our home garden. After randomly planting it in a plot where it propagated year after year without care, last October I planted cloves the way I learned from my friend and mentor Susan Jutz. I harvested … Continue reading

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Pickling

Beginning Monday, I’ll be covering the editor’s desk for Trish Nelson at Blog for Iowa for the month of July. Everyone needs a vacation and Trish works harder and more persistently than most to get a progressive message up every … Continue reading

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