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One of the most satisfying parts of gardening is clearing out the clutter from a bed. This involves dividing plants that have become huge of their own accord. It also means taking out plants that will devour others and repurposing them somewhere more appropriate. From my standpoint, after my few years of professionally gardening, there… Continue reading Country Meadow Bed
It was the most gorgeous autumn day thus far. Seasonally appropriate frost crystals clung to the grass in the morning, but not too heavily on the iris greens. I scraped the thin sheet of ice off of my car windows and drove to my parents' house. We made two pots of coffee over the span… Continue reading Amsonia; Beautiful Autumn
Autumn hit the Hudson Valley so hard it feels as if Mr. Frost is taking an express flight from the Arctic after an extended stay. It went from 80 degree days to 40 degree days in one week. Boss and I are not taking it well. In the mornings I've been huddling by my space… Continue reading Drying Herbs from the Garden
A beautiful bounty comes late in the summer. Eggplant flowers bloom and ripen. It is a sight to awaken the Italian within us all. Store-bought eggplant always takes so much manipulation to extract the bitterness from it. However, freshly picked eggplant from a compost rich garden, will yield effortless tastiness. Yum! So buttery and mellow… Continue reading Storing Eggplant
If you live in a 50 mile radius of Paley's Farm Market in Sharon Connecticut, you need to go there at least once in your life while it is open during the warmer months. If you don't live within a 50 mile radius, but really like a good drive, you should go. If you live no where… Continue reading Paley’s Market
Super quick! (Is it ever super quick? -No, it takes at least an hour; learning curve.) For reference, yesterday I had gone to work after posting Sick Day and brought along the Apple Crumb Cake to share with Boss. I had hoped to be working in the sunshine and not feeling so much like a gremlin. However,… Continue reading Soggy and Still Sick
“He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.” —Persian Proverb I know one woman who respects many thorns, and in turn has many roses! I plan on making a post specifically about rose care (how I take care of roses on properties in the Hudson Valley.) In the mean time, let's all ogle these… Continue reading Lori’s Roses
This feels like the first real blog post because it's just fluff stuff about my life. __ There's a great tested recipe with some tips in it for you __ It is a beautiful thing living here and having so many blessings from garden vegetables, private orchards, friend's chickens. Over the weekend, I worked on… Continue reading Apple Cake
Living in the Hudson Valley of New York is like a dream most every day. Rarely is one day exactly like the other, and that is what makes it so special. However, it seems as though the last three years have been years of extremes for this area as well as across the globe. There… Continue reading Weather in the Hudson Valley