Archive for the "Garden" category

The scent of spring

by Beth Shepherd
( January 20th, 2015 )

What was that heady scent, I wondered, as I stepped out onto our back deck? And then I remembered: the Sarcococca confusa (also known as Sweetbox) I replanted at the base of our stairs. A gardener friend had encouraged me to plant it in a spot we’d …

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Potato Fest 2014

by Beth Shepherd
( October 24th, 2014 )

There’s nothing like a potato fresh from the garden, or garbage bin! Yes, that’s right, we grow our spuds inside a plastic garbage can. if you want to learn how to do this yourself, you can read a post I wrote a few years ago, ...

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Cider and the City

by Beth Shepherd
( October 15th, 2014 )

Give me your tired, your poorly shaped, your pock-marked, your huddled masses of unused apples, yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse from your teeming trees. And, with them, make apple cider!

This past weekend, I did just that when I attended ‘Cider and Apple Juice Basics,’ a free class at …

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