Category Archives: summer

Another interesting character from the Kentucky State Fair

At the Kentucky State Fair is a special barn for mules and jacks. Mules are the offspring of mares (female horses) and jacks (male donkeys). Mules cannot reproduce. I don’t know if this is a mule or a jack. I … Continue reading

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5 Things We Learned on The Trip

Dear internet, We’ve been traveling recently and even though we could have planned well and scheduled regular posts to appear magically while we were away, we just didn’t. Honestly, sometimes I think that vacations might not be worth the trouble … Continue reading

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Blackberry Jam and other controversies

Just LOOK at what we found at the farmer’s market over the weekend! Jam! Well, not yet anyway. We found these old Mason jars in a junk store a few years ago – five of them for $3 — and … Continue reading

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This is what we ate: Shrimp and couscous with spinach

The shrimp was sauteed in olive oil, butter and minced garlic and served over couscous and fresh spinach. The sauce from the shrimp added the perfect flavor for the couscous.

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When it comes to tomatoes, split happens

It happens every year. You’ll head out to the garden to harvest your beautiful red ripe tomatoes and you will find cracks and splits in the fruit. This condition s caused by a dry period followed by overwatering (or ANY … Continue reading

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This is what we ate: Caprese salad, hummus and seitan

We picked 20 or more cherry tomatoes but instead of standing in the garden and eating them right off the vine we acted like grownups (for once) and took them inside the house where they sat on the counter for … Continue reading

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Sunflowers are here

The sunflowers have finally started to bloom here at Lydia Street. We woke up this morning to find two opened blossoms and more buds getting ready to bloom. Even Harold the Bee stopped by for an early morning inspection of … Continue reading

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Evidence of work in the garden

Despite the blog-silence, we’ve been hard at work in the garden. Weeding, mulching and even moving some plants before the hot weather really starts to set in here. More photos to come. Promise.

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When will our sunflowers bloom already?

Good job sunflowers. You’re growing tall and strong and doing a pretty good job of disguising the ugly side of our neighbor’s house. Now it’s time to make some flowers. Please? UPDATE: They’re here!

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What’s blooming this week

Here’s what’s blooming in the garden this week. Click on a photo to open the gallery. June 9, 2012 [The babies!] June 2, 2012 May 21, 2012 April 25, 2012

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