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The Late Summer Garden

Lughnasa                                                          Waning Honey Extraction Moon Working in the late summer garden.  Those creepy pre-beetle organisms continue to gnaw on my potato plants and I gnaw right back.  So far the invasion has not gained a significant beach head thanks to soapy water and the occasional visit to prune out bugs.  Parts of the garden where […]

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Rusty Latin

Fall                                                         Waning Harvest Moon Back into the Latin this morning with my tutor, Greg.  Boy, I got rusty in just two months off.  This language stuff requires constant attention.  When I went through college and sem, I took courses that I could set aside for weeks at a time, do a reading and note review […]

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Grounded

Lughnasa                               Waxing Back to School Moon Finished digging the potatoes.  The crop seems smaller than last year’s, but I can’t tell for sure.  Still, we don’t eat potatoes often and we have enough to last us quite awhile.  Kate made an early autumn roast vegetable medley with onions, carrots, leaks, garlic, beets and one potato […]

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Planting Done As Planting Moon Wanes

Beltane                                              Waning Planting Moon Almost all of the seeds and transplants have gone in the ground with the exception of succession plantings of beets, lettuce and carrots.  I have butternut squash to plant and that will go in today.  After this point, the key lies in mulch, weed control, water, plant management (pinching, pruning), continuation […]

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Fall Photos

Fall                                    Waxing Blood Moon The run of electric fence alongside the east side of our woods. The fence installation. Squash now in our storage room The garden dies back.

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Picture Time Again

Lughnasa                               Full Harvest Moon A butterfly in the orchard A Guatemalan blue squash and an open blossom A vegetable man Grandma made for Ruthie Our entry in the 4-H veggie naughty bits competition Who says we don’t pamper our dogs?

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Laying Food By

78  bar rises 29.99  4mph N dew-point 56  sunrise 6:03 sunset 8:34  Lughnasa Waxing Crescent of the Corn Moon “The rest of the beans will dry on the plants!” Kate said yesterday, her brow perspiring from work over a hot pressure canner.  Yes, the beans produce and produce and produce.  Canned green beans now stock […]

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One Slice Covers a Salad Plate

82 bar falls 29.66 1mph E dew-point 73  sunrise 5:55 sunset 8:43 Summer Waning Crescent of the Thunder Moon Dead headed the lilium today, their bloom period is almost past.  Buddhists say flowers get their beauty from their transience.  Makes sense.  The flower symphony I outlined a few posts ago honors this notion, seeing the […]

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