The Texas Garden in July Springs Forth

There is a lot going on in the garden in July this year. It's rained much more than usual, so it isn't the "hanging on for dear life with supplemental watering that never can be quite enough" that we generally deal with down here. The new garden along the fence line ("Fenceline Garden?" Are we …

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Garden Update in June: Tomatoes, Horsemint, and Mockingbirds

We had some significant wind and storms over the last few weeks. More wind than rain, and more than enough of both to wreak some havoc. Much of the pink Horsemint got knocked over a while back and will stay that way. It isn't unexpected though- it's about 4' tall these days and I don't …

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New Blog Look… and about that last blog post…

So, like last things first here... thanks for letting me get that bit of self flagellation out on the last blog page instead of real life.  I feel much lighter, as these things go- not sure we're all meant to carry our burdens alone- even if those burdens are impossible standards for ourselves. And just …

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Ice Dying… How did it go?

Ahem. Okay- so THE ICE DYING... how'd it all shake out? Y'all will remember since the summer I've been doing batch after batch of ice dying to have ready to sell at our neighborhood craft fair. I talked about it here and here and here and here and (my god I wrote a lot about this) here . The craft fair was last weekend and …

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