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One good thing about winter

I am not a fan of cold winters. As a teenager I dreamed of going to college in a warm, sunny locale. Even now, on particularly chilly days, I search for property listings in New Mexico, Arizona, southern Utah. But here I am in Missouri, where the sky is overcast and drizzling, and my front […]

The seeds are here

This is my seed order for the year, spread out on our dining room table. I might have gotten a little carried away with the seed catalogs, but what can I say? After two summers of moving, I’m eager to get a garden going again, even if I have to stick with container gardening for […]

The perseverance of squirrels

Crazy squirrels cavort in my front yard. To be fair, I’ve never heard a squirrel described as anything but nuts, if you’ll forgive the bad pun. But you’ll have to take my word for it when I tell you that these squirrels are particularly crazy. I spend an inordinate amount of time watching their antics. […]