Category Archives: glorious gardening

a new idea

We are blessed to have a huge lot with a very big vegetable garden.  There is a lot of area to work with and I am able to switch up experimental newbies with my old standbys.  But, I am always … Continue reading

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local corner: summer stops

I really embrace each of the seasons when they arrive, but summer might just be the one dearest to my heart.  It could be endlessly long days with gardening into the wee hours of the evening or the good ol’ … Continue reading

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garden go-to

Our garden is in full swing and it’s really looking like we are going to pull in a great harvest this year.  My May freelance article for our local community co-op newsletter focused on how and why I rely on the … Continue reading

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carbon footprint 2011

Now, that it is May and we are approaching the hump of 2012, I figured it was time to unveil the Ferry Family’s Carbon Footprint for 2011.  This is my annual tradition (albeit one that it is usually done much … Continue reading

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growing in the garden

The garden is planted and, despite the very best combined efforts of both my children to completely consume my entire day, it’s lookin’ good.  The plants are doing swell and it’s only the first half of May. Gardening is a … Continue reading

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happy spring

Winter is in my head, but eternal spring is in my heart. ~Victor Hugo

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organic farming: sustainable & doing it right

A great research-based article about organic vs conventional farming and how organic is sustainable and affordable in the long term.  I love it when the numbers all add up.  Enjoy! http://www.thestarphoenix.com/business/Study+debunks+myths+organic+farms/5462520/story.html

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Potting Shed Creations: Grow Bottles (review & giveaway)

Fall has descended on us like a heavy blanket.  It’s hard to say good-bye to the long days, warm evenings and gloriously abundant garden of summer.  But, with each season there is a sense of renewal and a warm welcome … Continue reading

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check these out: chickens, bees & a good read (giveaway)

I am kind of a hodge-podge reader when it comes to my genre of choice.  You are as likely to find a mystery novel next to a memoir on top of a sports documentary.  If it strikes my fancy, I’m … Continue reading

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our archnemesis

Our household’s greatest pest arrives the last two weeks of August and  lingers long into September.  The pesky fruit fly makes my body twitch, my cleaning go into hyperdrive and the annoyance level rise to unparalleled points.  The first year … Continue reading

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