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Give Gwyneth Paltrow a Break

Gwyneth Paltrow recently took the FoodBankNYC Challenge to raise awareness about hunger. This means she will do her best to stick to the items she can buy with $29, a “food stamp budget,” for one week. Late last week, Paltrow posted … Continue reading

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A Good Day for the Cat

Hi everybody, it’s Sagan here. Today was such a beautiful day! I got to sit in the garden for as long as I wanted, then I came inside and took a nap on the big bed with my person! Then … Continue reading

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A Springtime (?) Poem

Today was only about our third warm day in Minnesota for the season, so I took advantage of it by doing some spring cleaning out in the garden. Mostly I raked out old leaves that blew in last fall and … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Olive Oil?

I would like to know why, for the first 44 years of my life, olive oil was located in the “Baking” aisle of the grocery store, along with the flour and sugar, and suddenly it’s been moved to the “Condiments” aisle, next to … Continue reading

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A Short Contemplation on the Morning Glory

I grew morning glories for the first time this year. Ubiquitous as they are to most gardens, they aren’t to mine. I just couldn’t get them to do much. Next year I’ll try a different location and start them in … Continue reading

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Scenes from my Humble Garden, Sept 2013

My garden will never make me famous, I’m a horticultural ignoramus.                                     —Ogden Nash

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How to Keep Birds Away From Your Raspberries, Part II

The next summer (last year), I tried to solve the problem by draping netting over the plants. It worked to an extent, but what a pain it turned into. The netting sticks to the plants, gets twisted up in itself, … Continue reading

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