Peony Simple Syrup

Peony season is coming to a close here. I have a few late bloomers that still have some buds on them but for the most part, we are done. It was a beautiful peony season! We had some doozy of storms that threatened to take them down early but most, not all, survived...

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Bees!

Apparently, today is World Bee day so it seemed appropriate to write about our new additions to the farm. We got honey bees and I'm so excited... but also a little nervous! We took a class at our local extension on beekeeping and have also joined a local beekeeping...

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Garden Tour: Giverny

I have recently returned from a wonderful trip to Paris, France. Our daughter, Grace, is at University in Scotland and after her last exam, met me in Paris for a girls trip just the two of us. It was heavenly and lived up to every expectation! While we certainly could...

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Shades of Pink

Long before there was such a thing as millennial pink, or before pink was massively popular, I've had a love of the color. My childhood room had pink accents, my college dorm and subsequent apartment continued on in the same vain. Once I got married, I did briefly...

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Favorite Things #4

As spring marches on and I start to envision my little seedlings actually getting bigger, I am reminded of how often I use twine around the garden. I think it's indispensable and my very favorite one is Nutscene Twine. Nutscene, originally so called because it's "not...

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Signs of Spring

We are starting to see signs of spring around the farm but, frankly, it has been slow going! A few weeks ago, we had perfect weather for about a week. It was warm and sunny and got me all excited for the growing season. Unfortunately, that perfectly delightful weather...

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