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Home Garden Joy · 1W ago

Recipes from the Garden: Chilled Cucumber Dill Soup

This recipe for cool, chilled cucumber dill soup uses the freshest ingredients from the garden blended with silky low-fat plain yogurt and sour cream to form a refreshing, filling “soup.” So...
Home Garden Joy · 1W ago

Garden Toads

One of the many things I love about living in the country is learning about the wildlife that surrounds us. Reptiles have become my friends since moving to the country. Turtles, frogs, toads...
Home Garden Joy · 2W ago

What’s Happening on the Farm, August Edition

Well, I’m back. Did you miss me? It’s been a while since I posted. We had a difficult July, and now heading into August, things have settled down…but they are different. Those of you who hav...
Home Garden Joy · 3W ago

Deer Troubles

  Deer damage?  Oh, I’ve got deer damage. I was so enthralled by mama doe and her fawns that I’d forgotten how destructive one doe can be. Our fenced in vegetable garden has kept deer out fo...
Home Garden Joy · 4W ago

Prevent and Treat Blossom End Rot in Tomatoes

Blossom end rot is a common tomato disease, and it can ruin your crop. Here’s how to spot the signs of blossom end rot, prevent it, and fix it once it appears in the garden. Blossom End Rot ...
Home Garden Joy · 1M ago

Peach Cobbler Recipe

I don’t have pictures of this peach cobbler recipe because alas, we ate it so fast I forgot to take pictures. Yes, it was that good. I made peach cobbler using my own recipe adapted from an ...
Home Garden Joy · 1M ago

Oriental Fruit Moth in Peaches

Do your peaches have a gummy, sticky, clear dab on them as if someone put a touch of glue from a hot glue gun on the peach? If you answered “yes”, you’ve got a problem with the Oriental frui...
Home Garden Joy · 1M ago

Planting Flowers in July, or What Not to Do in the Garden

Do you watch those shows on television like What Not to Wear – you know the kind I’m talking about, right? The ones that show you what not to do so you won’t be foolish enough to do them? I ...
Home Garden Joy · 1M ago

Growing Old Fashioned Four O’Clocks, Heirloom Flowers

I never thought my four o’clocks would grow. Four o’clocks are flower seeds, properly called Mirabilis jalapa by those who prefer the Latin name to identify the plant. Whatever you call this...
Home Garden Joy · 1M ago

July in the Garden

I’ve been on the quiet side lately, blogging about once a week instead of my usual daily blather about all things gardens, gardening, and wildlife. I hope you don’t mind. Work has been busy,...