Monthly Archives: June 2011

Jam and this and that

Here’s my first batch of jam of the season. The kids are eating all the strawberries out of the garden as soon as they ripen, so we bought a half flat of strawberries from the Woodinville Farmers’ Market. I could … Continue reading

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Pretty as a peach

Even though I almost killed the peach and nectarine trees in the greenhouse last winter (I totally forgot about watering them for months), the trees rallied this spring and came fully back to life after a few weeks of watering. … Continue reading

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Peas, tomatoes, roses, and an awesome water saving device

The peas are finally emerging! I planted these peas back in March and then they¬†did a whole lot of nothing for a while and I thought I might have to start over. Germination was not great, so I recently added … Continue reading

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Playing footies with my apple trees

I’m trying something new this year to protect my apple trees from pests — nylon socks! I’m not a big fan of spraying my fruit trees. Even with the most organically friendly materials possible, spraying is a pain and I … Continue reading

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The Mother Earth News Fair is this weekend!

The Mother Earth News Fair will be in Puyallup this weekend. Be there or be square! Derek and I will be taking the kids on Sunday and we’re really looking forward to it. Get all the details on the Mother … Continue reading

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