setting uop a new garden

Fox Pines New Garden gets started

We spent last weekend moving our garden to a location a bit closer to the house, in a location with more sun.  I wanted to get the perennial plants - rhubarb, asparagus, small blueberry bushes - in the new location early enough this year to get them established before a North Country Winter.  I hadn't [...]

Old Fashioned Rhubarb makes great Rhubarb Roll Ups

Rhubarb is one of those "old time" vegetables.  My family ALWAYS had rhubarb growing, and I took some roots from the farm when I left, and still have it growing in my garden today.  Many people, though, have never eaten the tart plant. It is probably best known in pies and crumbles, although it can [...]

Protecting Insects, they are so beneficial

This beautiful Luna moth visited me for a couple nights in a row.  A fairly large moth, Luna's will produce 2 generations per year in my area.  The adults emerge from their larva cocoons solely to mate, and only live about a week.   A pity, given how beautiful they are. There are many insects that [...]

Hugging Every Day Helps Keep You Healthy!

We all like a hug from a loved one.  It makes us feel good, and safe, and protected.  A hug is a way of showing affection. Some people are just "huggy" people - they will greet strangers with a hug hello or good bye.  I know not all people are like this, and many don't [...]

Making Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bread

I've said it many times - I love bread.  Not the white store bought stuff but homemade, good for you bread.  My recipe for Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bread is loaded with healthy fats, fiber and vitamins from the pumpkin, not to mention whole grains. I even replace some of the oil with applesauce to keep [...]