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Garden Update; Breaking Even with the Monsters

April 24, 2010
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In my previous post about the expense of gardening I know I said I hoped not to have too much more non-plant related expense, but alas, I spoke too soon.  The digging of the raccoons got to be detrimental to the garden. They were taking out so much soil from the bottom, the beds were […]

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Garden Update; Still Battling the Monsters

May 4, 2009

We are still fighting the good fight against the raccoons. They tear down my fence, I repair it. I sprinkle pepper everywhere, they use it to season the onions they steal from my garden. I buy “Critter-Repellent” which contains the urine of larger predators, they reply by leaving poop in my garden pathways. Actually, to […]

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The Ongoing Saga of the Monsters in My Garden

April 18, 2009

  I have finally figured out what the “Little Monsters” are in my garden. Raccoons. The clue was the single footprint on the side wall of one of my raised beds. Well, the footprint, holes dug into the garden 8″ deep, and plant seedlings tossed about with wild abandon were all clues. Black pepper and […]

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Crabs 101-A Quick Primer on All Things Crab

November 24, 2013
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It’s not hard to imagine why we humans eat certain foods. Fragrant fruits with sweet aromas hang, tempting us from the vine. Who could resist the prehistoric version of a ripe strawberry? Maybe the inspiration came from watching other animals. We know sea otters eat oysters. Bears forage for honey and pull live salmon out […]

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Summer Garden 2013- What’s Growing?

May 14, 2013
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I’ve decided to keep it small and simple this year for our summer garden and we’re only using the two smaller raised beds we have. There’s more space available for gardening, just no space in my life right now for more of me gardening. I’m happy with what I’ve got and so far, so good. […]

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Summer Garden 2012

May 29, 2012
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I seriously debated whether or not I wanted to spend the time, effort and money to do a garden this year. In the past we’ve built raised beds, I tracked every expense to see if it’s worth it, and last year only planted half a garden. This year, even though I was a bit late […]

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