Another Unsuccessful Year in the Garden

I’m pretty sure I should quit trying to be a vegetable gardener; I should just accept my failures and move on. But I keep oohing and ahhing over the beautiful catalogs containing so many tempting and unique varieties.  Especially now, as many of us start planning our fall and winter gardens.  I really do want […]

What’s in your apocalypse pack?

By Unknown – http://lj.rossia.org/users/john_petrov/1025764.html, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3165411   I recently had a discussion with a friend who is very much for the use of GMOs.  She’s a smart gal and has done her research.  But that doesn’t mean I agree with her.  And here’s the thing about hot topics such as this – there is […]

Winter Whitewashing

A friend gave us apples from their apple trees, and I think I can safely say that I am done with apples for 2015.  I’ve made 22 pints of applesauce, 6 pints of apple pie filling, 9 pints of apple butter, 10 pints of apples in cinnamon syrup,  and at least 2 apple crisps.  I […]