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Easiest Berry Pies

by Lisa Linderman on July 13, 2011

in baking,berries,fruit,recipe

Strawberry season is either nearly over or completely over, depending on where you are in the country.  (We have maybe a week more here…got a late start this year!)  Raspberries are up next, then we’ll be into boysenberries, marionberries, tayberries, blackberries, blueberries…yum. I had so many strawberries this year, I made four batches of jam, […]

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Strawberry Root Weevils

by Lisa Linderman on April 20, 2011

in berries,pest control,spring planting

I grow a lot of strawberries.  There’s nothing better than a fresh strawberry from the backyard, and I love to make jam and strawberry pie and strawberry shortcake.  At the end of the season, of course the berries send out runners and make new plants, so I have more and more and more plants.  The […]

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Homemade Goodies

by Lisa Linderman on September 14, 2009

in berries,recipe,wild foods

Yesterday I went up into the Gifford Pinchot National Forest to go to Takhlakh Lake. We made it almost all the way before my daughter declared she was carsick and we had to pull over (never mind that I was also carsick; I can usually tough it out, but a four year old not so […]

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Plants that Give Back

by Lisa Linderman on April 17, 2009

in berries,fruit,nurseries,trees

Since moving to my new house, I’ve been intent upon getting a new pair of columnar apple trees. I had two in my old, smaller suburban backyard, and they were wonderful. The Emerald Spire grew to about 10 feet tall and less than 3 feet wide, and had apples bunched on it so tightly they […]

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