Category Archives: rural life

Preserving Herbs: Gather Garden Herbs Now for Winter Cooking and Health

Winter may seem a long way off, but summer is the time to cut and preserve herbs for your favorite recipes and for healthful supplements during the winter months.  For the last three days, my granddaughter and I have been … Continue reading

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Get Your Kids Outside: Reasons for Teaching Young People to Garden

Obvious Mental and Physical Health Benefits   Yes, we should have our children work with us in the garden.  Not only does gardening get kids away from video games, text messaging and social networking, but being outside enables them to get exercise, … Continue reading

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It’s not Too Late to Plant a Garden: the Month of June

Even if you haven’t planted a thing in your garden yet, it is not too late to plan for an abundant fall harvest, and some good summer eating.  Even in zone 4b, June is a great month to plant.   It’s … Continue reading

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Plant Snobbery

Let’s face it.  Some of us are snobs.  My brother says I’m a coffee snob, because I won’t drink coffee that is over one hour old.  He might have a point,  but he doesn’t have much room to talk, for … Continue reading

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