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Fighting the Beasts

Spring has hit full blown in Minnesota. It took awhile to get here but here it is. The trees are leafing out in record speed. The flowers are popping quickly and it only took a couple days for spinach and … Continue reading

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The kindness of strangers and tulips

It is May first and we have traveled south from the winter lands of Minnesota to southern Iowa. Really it is only about 5 hours drive. Not that far south but the change in environment is amazing. We left Minneapolis … Continue reading

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The urban farmer

I have been growing veggies for about 8 or so years – flowers for as long as I have had a house with land to plant. I am not the full fledged urban farmer with chickens and other animals. I … Continue reading

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When does spring come?

Spring must come slowly and quietly Just a little at at time – tiptoeing on paws across the garden Maybe it comes with one degree warmer each day Or in the few extra minutes of the sun rising or setting … Continue reading

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Day 31 of 31: Surprises

Surprise – that is what we in Minnesota got this morning. Day 31 of March – a day we are thinking will take us into spring but no there is 3 inches of new snow sitting in my yard and … Continue reading

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Day 30: A return to the basement garden

We are two days from the start of April. The sun tried its best this morning to make it look like spring but the wind won out and my walk was cold. By late morning the clouds had rolled over … Continue reading

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Day 28: personal rhythms

It is day 28 of writing. It has been a great run and most days I have been ready and excited to write. Today I was up before 6:00 am and off to test kids by 7:00. We managed to … Continue reading

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