Daffodil Shoots
Environment

City Walks — Peeking Out

Winter Flowers It’s still cold, with temperatures on most days bouncing back and forth around freezing. For the most part any flowers you see are long dead, like these following

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Agriculture

Dirty Business: This is The End

There are still several more weeks left before the garden shuts down for the winter, but between the impending installation of the tight tank, and the fact that we’re just

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Agriculture

Dirty Business: So Much Canning!

We are smack dab in the middle of the period where the garden yields are starting to slow down, but the amount of stuff that needs to get canned is

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Agriculture

Dirty Business: Solarizing

One day, while perusing Rodale’s Garden Problem Solver to look up a tomato plant disease, I came across a brief explanation of solarizing.  This is essentially a natural means of

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Agriculture

Dirty Business: Preserving Blueberries

Between our own bushes, and the excursions that Mrs. Butcher and I have taken to harvest the bushes on the island from our canoe, we had about 1.5 gallons of

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