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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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Well, not millions.   Last year we planted a Frost Peach tree near our garden, and waited to see what it would do.  This spring it had lots of beautiful pink blossoms, which our honeybees seemed to like.   And then it set lots and lots of small peaches.  Neat! Yesteraday, we spotted one on the ground, […]

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Must Be Fall!

by Lisa Linderman on October 18, 2009

in events,food crops,fruit

Yesterday I spent most of the day really feeling like it was fall. Got up to a fairly steady, normal fall rain, even! First I went out to the Apple Festival in Venersborg, WA. Venersborg is a very, very small hamlet about 10 miles east of Battle Ground, WA. (When I say small, I mean […]

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Seems appropriate…wasn’t that an apple falling on Chicken Little’s head which set the whole thing off? Two things I have a lot of around here right now: chickens and apples. The three new chickens are still skittish, but getting settled. The one missing a large patch of her back feathers will launch herself at me […]

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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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