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April 12 Establishing Two New Bee Hives

Last Saturday Scott and Josh picked up two new packages of bees. The packages consist of 3 pounds of bees and a new queen in a separate cell. We purchased them from our bee club, Bristol County Bee Keepers Association … Continue reading

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Hello Winter

With the current temperature at 13 degrees and wind chill of negative 3 at the warmest part of the day, outdoor chores just got a bit more difficult. I really don’t know if I can have enough layers of clothes … Continue reading

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Beets!

It is easy to love fresh beets. Roasting them seems to enhance their sweet earthy flavor and probably the easiest way to cook beets. I’ve had more people tell me that they don’t like beets. Well, that was until they … Continue reading

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Running Out of Patience

I should know by now, there isn’t any instant gratification in gardening. Patience for that seed to sprout, the plant to flower, the tiny vegetable to get just a little bit bigger. So we wait, and wait, one more day, … Continue reading

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Cranberry Nut Bread

3 cups fresh cranberries, cut in half 1 2/3 cups sugar 2/3 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup milk 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 teaspoons grated orange peel 4 eggs (farm fresh are best!) 3 cups flour 1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts … Continue reading

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Harvest Time Easy Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce

It’s hard to believe its that time of year again, our annual cranberry harvest. A time where family and friends come together to help us harvest our crop. I hope for a sunny, warm day with a crop that makes … Continue reading

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DELICATA SQUASH

If you’re a fan of butternut squash, you are going to love delicata. I’m a fan of butternut, its probably my favorite, but unless you cook it in a microwave that tough outer skin isn’t easy to work with. Here’s … Continue reading

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Cornbread with Fresh Corn

Cornbread with Fresh Corn 2 eggs-beaten 1/2 cup Wesson oil 1 cup self rising cornmeal (I like Hodson Mill all Natural) 1 cup of fresh corn (cooked and cut off cob) 1 cup sour cream 1/4 tsp. salt Preheat oven … Continue reading

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Would You Guess Lemon Ball Cucumbers?

Ok, maybe you guessed correctly! They are lemon ball cucumbers. If you know me you know that each year I like to try something new in the garden. One of them just happens to be the lemon ball cukes. They … Continue reading

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I really do have tomatoes…but this is another great zucchini recipe!

Ok, for weeks now I’ve been telling everyone, “the tomatoes aren’t ready yet, maybe next week”. Here it is August 10th and not a single red tomato. Mother Nature has not been kind in the tomato area. I have MANY … Continue reading

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Yet Another Idea for Zucchini

Zucchini Bread This makes two loaves or four of the mini loaves and two of the small foil loaf pans. 3 large eggs (farm fresh are best!) 1 cup oil 2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking powder … Continue reading

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Sautéed Summer Squash Medley

What Do I Do With All That Squash? Idea #1 Ingredients: 2 pounds mixed squash (yellow crookneck, zucchini, scallop squash) washed and cut into comparable slices 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 small onion, finely sliced 2 tablespoons water salt and … Continue reading

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