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Candlemas & Critter Shadow

The comfort of candlelight is especially welcome in winter Spring Or Snow? This coming Wednesday, February 4, is Groundhog Day, when supposedly a shadow can predict whether we’ll experience six more weeks of winter or enjoy an early spring. For … Continue reading

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Lighting Up The Winter Garden

Winter In Willow Over the years, I’ve collected an amazing packet of pictures from a friend who lives–and gardens–in Willow, Alaska. Whenever I am tempted to moan about our relentlessly wet winters, I think about Les Brake, whose Willow garden … Continue reading

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fall crops benefit from kelp, milk, and compost

After such a challenging summer, this mild autumn has been very kind to late crops. Despite being the wettest autumn on record, there have been enough clear days to encourage terrific growth on everything I planted in September and even … Continue reading

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