Monthly Archives: November 2012

Growing a Family

I’ve grown a lot of things in my lifetime, but the most important thing I’ve grown is a family.  I’m not sure when it happened but all of a sudden my boys are grown up and having kids of their own.  … Continue reading

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A Couple of Crock Pot Recipes for Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, and everyone rushing around trying to come up with the perfect Thanksgiving menu, I have to share a couple of very easy recipes I make in the crock pot. The first is a never fail … Continue reading

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What's blooming in November?

Here it is the 15th of November and, although we have had a few frosts, my old-fashioned petunias are still going strong. These flowers were started from seed that I saved from last year.  They tend to get a bit … Continue reading

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A Seed with History

Every fall I become this hoarder of seeds, a crazy woman yielding pruners and brown paper sacks wherever I go.  No yard is safe from the crazy seed lady.  I am unable to stop myself.  I must have more seeds, I chant with … Continue reading

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I'm Curious About Winter

As our nights become colder, I begin to wonder what kind of winter we will have this year.  I don’t have my almanac yet so I do the next best thing.  I go out and pick persimmons. ???? The seeds … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Old Cemeteries

When I was a kid, the mere mention of going to a cemetery sent a wave of fear through me.  Lots of scary stories evolved from those places and I made a point to stay away. When I was a teenager, my great aunt’s husband … Continue reading

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