Category Archives: on the road

farm tour

I went on a farm tour last week at Seeds of Hope Farm.  Located on the St. Francis campus in Tiffin, OH, this small-diversified farm produces vegetables, herbs, flowers, poultry and eggs.  They work very hard to use sustainable farming … Continue reading

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recent travel summation

What else did I see on my travels to central Illinois?  Baby ducks at a pub, miles of empty ADM tankers, home vegetable gardens, acres and acres of corn and soybeans being planted and some peeking out, a plant sale … Continue reading

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traveling and plants

I’ve traveled a few times in the past couple of months, which is a little bit of a challenge for starting seeds and tending to young plants.  I started some of my seeds with a self-watering mat underneath.  By the … Continue reading

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and more peonies…

This week I visited Allerton Park in Monticello, IL.  Allerton is an interesting mix of formal gardens, meadow, woodland and prairie areas.  I went for the peony garden, which was just starting to open up.  There are over 60 varieties … Continue reading

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strawberry rhubarb jam

I launched my 2010 canning season by making some strawberry rhubarb jam.  I got my strawberries at Urbana’s Market on the Square in Illinois.  But by the time I made the rounds and came back for the rhubarb, they were … Continue reading

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