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Godless in the garden

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

Location: Planet Earth
Members: 181
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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

Homestead Automation: Automating the Chickshaw Part 1

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Wednesday. 1 Reply

Hope in the Middle of Big Ag

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Aug 3. 1 Reply

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Comment by Lilac yesterday

Or plays baseball for New York.

Comment by Don yesterday

You know what a Yankee is?  As folklore has it, in the US, a Yankee is someone who lives north of the Mason-Dixon line. North of the line, a Yankee is someone who lives in New England. In New England, a Yankee is someone who lives in Vermont. In Vermont, a Yankee is someone who eats pie for breakfast.

Comment by Thomas Murray yesterday

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

Comment by Lilac yesterday

Pie is basically fruit and cereal, not that odd.

Comment by Don yesterday

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 yesterday

   Don,

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

That, indeed, is a grave sin.

Comment by kathy: ky yesterday
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 yesterday

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 yesterday

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 yesterday

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!

 

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