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Godless in the garden

Welcome to gardeners, growers of veggies, fruits, flowers, and trees, backyard hen enthusiasts, worm farmers, & composters!

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Welcome to Eden!

If you like to dig in the dirt, grow flowers, putter around the yard, dig in the kitchen garden, raise backyard hens, or just like daydreaming about the garden, this is the place.

Many topics have been discussed in the archive.  Revive a topic by adding your 2¢ or start a new topic.

Everyone likes photos of the garden, so if you like to share photos of your prize dahlia, your favorite hen, or your first tomato, go right ahead!

Discussion Forum

GARDEN HOSE PROBLEM

Started by Dominic Florio. Last reply by Idaho Spud on Friday. 15 Replies

Permaculture thinking and skills for youth

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 24. 3 Replies

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Comment by Thomas Murray on August 19, 2017 at 4:50pm

...For breakfast slice of pie and coffee with cream. Sounds yummy....I ought to try that tomorrow morning.

Comment by Don on August 19, 2017 at 4:25pm

Hah!  It's been a few years since we made our own ice cream.  We did have some Ben & Jerry's on hand, though the pie eaters around here tend to be purists.  And as Vermonters, oftenwe have pie for breakfast.  With milk or coffee. 

Comment by Thomas Murray on August 19, 2017 at 3:40pm

   Don,

WHAT! .. no homemade vanilla ice cream topping !?

That, indeed, is a grave sin.

Comment by kathy: ky on August 19, 2017 at 12:41pm
Don, belated happy birthday. I've been out of touch the past few days. A spectacular pie.
Our berries bear early in the summer. The middle of June usually. So they are long gone but still cheap at the grocery store but not local
Comment by Don on August 19, 2017 at 11:58am

Thanks, everyone, for the birthday wishes.  A big one (70!) it was, and my wife had planned (for weeks) a wonderful surprise gathering, a catered feast attended by so many old friends.  I was so gratified and humbled.  I really did think that my own pie after a quiet dinner out was going to be the extent of our celebration--which would have been just fine, of course.  So we never did get to the pie until yesterday. 

The last slice: 

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 19, 2017 at 7:35am

Don, it sounds like you had a happy birthday.  Nice that your birthday happens at the best time of the year.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 19, 2017 at 6:49am

Thomas, you are correct on all accounts. That stump was once a willow tree, ant infested and scraggly. I also had a catalpa tree on the other side of the house cut down (last year). This photo was taken in March--no tree leaves.

When I moved in 40 years ago (1977), I did find a few "antiques", mostly in the basement. A water boiler is too mammoth to remove. No photos-yet.

The house interior is wood framed with pocket doors, etc. It even had a "dumb-waiter" in the kitchen. I've made many changes over the years, but kept the integrity.

Now, back to garden related topics!

Comment by Thomas Murray on August 18, 2017 at 4:06pm

  Randall,

  I agree with Daniel..... it is a beautiful house. I see a stump in your front yard. And it looks recently cut down tree. From the size of the stump it must have been a huge old tree.

  I used to do work on older homes (just general handyman stuff)  and will find old newspapers, old coins, real wood ( the woods were actually 2" by 4 " not 1.5" x 3.5"), even old bones.

  So you ever get a chance to find treasures in the old house?

Comment by Thomas Murray on August 18, 2017 at 3:55pm

Happy Birthday , Don

Many happy harvesting to come!

Comment by Daniel W on August 18, 2017 at 3:37pm

Happy Birthday Don!

That is a fine looking pie!  State fair quality!

 

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