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You know what makes me happy? Garden tilling makes me happy. I relish the power of pushing a piece of heavy machinery through hard-packed soil and sod, breaking it up and making it crumbly and black. I yell, “TAWANDA!” in […]

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I’m about to step out of my comfort zones: I avoid talking politics and religion because I know such conversations make one’s social circles small. People feel threatened if you disagree with them so then they avoid you. If you […]

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  So…has it happened yet? Have you looked in your garden and found your first cucumber? Well, if you haven’t, it’s bound to happen soon (well…if you have a garden…and if you planted cucumbers, that is!). I love to grow […]

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I love this story of such a brave kitty.

I love asparagus and I become frustrated at the grocery when all I can find are tiny bundles of expensive yellow spears with soggy tips. So I ordered twenty little plants and carefully planted each one, making sure those little […]

“Let them eat….GREENS!” Today marks Day #1 of garden harvest. What is your favorite fruit, vegetable or herb from your garden? I can’t think of anything that beats a garden-fresh tomato. Have you ever tried sliced garden tomato with a […]

A few weeks ago I started a blog discussion about gardening at “Let’s Garden!” (click here to go there). I hope that your garden is now coming up and flourishing? I would love to hear an update! In my front […]

In My Happy Place (uh…that being my life) I have three actual Happy Places.  These are magical spots where (sing that “Cheers” song with me!) everybody knows my name..and they’re always glad I came.  I can count on these spots–no […]

Shaking out the pastel yard flag and looking closely at the big fluffy white cartoon bunny with gardening tools and carrots, I actually laughed out loud. I was so ridiculously *happy* and over something so simple and silly. Before we […]

It’s that time again. Let’s talk gardening! I never had any interest in growing things until a few years ago when I caught the gardening bug. I knew *nothing* and had to do some research to find out how to […]