Monthly Archives: July 2017

Mum’s Legacy of Canning Tomatoes

This year, I once again have many tomato plants in my garden, tomato plants that I started from seed. And I’m looking forward to having enough of a tomato harvest to be able to can some tomatoes for the upcoming winter. It was my mum that taught me how to can tomatoes. Until the last … Continue reading »

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Pints of Pickles

In 2009 and 2010, I made a serious gardening mistake. I planted, not one, not two, not three, … … altogether too many cucumber plants! The result was 52 pints of pickles (and quite a few quarts of pickles as well). It is 2017 and we still have some of those pickles! And yet, this … Continue reading »

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Drawn to Spinning in Spite of a Mind Made Up

During the Month of July, while bicyclists tackle the Tour de France, spinners round the world participate in the Tour de Fleece. The Tour de Fleece has 3 objectives: Challenge Yourself. Spin. Have fun. While there are no hard and fast rules, there are a few basic guidelines: Spin every day that the Tour rides … Continue reading »

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The 2017 Garden

For a number of years, my gardening endeavors got more and more ambitious. I started on Vashon Island, WA, with a small strawberry patch and a couple of tomato plants. The strawberry patch got larger. The vegetable garden grew to flank the entire side of the house. I got carried away my first year in … Continue reading »

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I’m happy

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