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Feeling pretty hipster

My raspberry plants are finally mature enough to produce jam-making levels of fruit – so today, my first batch of homegrown, organic, vegan-friendly, low-sugar raspberry jam will be canned. In jars with chalkboard labels. 

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Peas!

One of my favorite summertime activities is picking and shelling peas from our garden. Such a satisfying thing, the snap of the pod, and then whisking the plump little peas out with my thumb. The empty pods go into the … Continue reading

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Squirrels!

The little beasts have really outdone themselves – they dug up three of my pumpkin seeds from the garden… And replanted them in the middle of the lawn. I tried to dig them up, but our ground is too hard. … Continue reading

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Putting in the toms

Both of our boys came by today, and our eldest was kind enough to take me to the nursery for dirt and tomato starts. Much moving of dirt later, I laid out the tomatoes in their new home.  (they have … Continue reading

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Sometimes I finish stuff

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Racing the rain

Monsoon season is still holding us captive here in Seattle, delaying outdoor projects left and right. This morning we had a few hours of sunshine, though, so the Mr and I headed out to tackle a couple of things. He … Continue reading

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August

Just as June = strawberries, and July = raspberries, August is for blackberries. (though we still have raspberries, too) As obnoxious as the plants are, I do enjoy being able to pick these nummies just about everywhere around us. 

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