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Monday Recap: Transition Time

As the seasons change, it seems that much of my gardening time goes from planning to planting, then eventually to harvesting and preserving, which is what I find myself doing a lot of lately. I’ve frozen summer squash and raspberries, … Continue reading

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Cherry Picking Time

The cherries are ripe here in Southern Indiana, and that means it was time for a road trip this week to Farview Orchards. It’s about a 45 minutes drive from Happy Acres, and the best local source for cherries in … Continue reading

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Freezing Our Way Through a Heat Wave

Lately we’ve been locked in a heat wave here at Happy Acres, along with much of the middle parts of the U.S. We’ve been breaking heat records nearly every day. And to make matters worse, we’re also suffering from extreme … Continue reading

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Blackberries All Year Long

Blackberries are without a doubt the most prolific and easy to grow berry in our neck of the woods. Our little patch of thornless varieties, now about 5 years old, is giving us about 10 gallons of berries each year … Continue reading

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Preserving the Basil with Pesto

This pesto is a great way to capture the flavor and aroma of basil. This recipe will make a pesto that is chunky and light on oil. To make a smoother pesto just add more oil. It can be made … Continue reading

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