Month: February 2016

God where you are

Dick read this post from his email during our daily quite time today. It speaks to me! So I’m sharing it here, with you, for me… With you, because it may speak to your spirit, too. For me, because I want to be able to find it, read it, again—and a bookmark goes away after…

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kitchen memories

“In the childhood memories of every good cook there’s a large kitchen, a warm stove, a simmering pot and a mom (or a grandmother).” _Barbara Costikyan (& me) In our kitchen there are memories aplenty. The crock Dick’s Grandmother Lebsock used for pies, cakes, bread, Kraut Runza,and ever so many other wonderful treats is a daily…

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a Valentine blessing

About a decade ago we planted several bare root roses in our garden.  My favorite was a hybrid tea called “Just Joey”  He was the star of the show in  February 2012 when we moved him to a full-sun-spot near the front door. Joey lived and bloomed there for us a couple of seasons and then…

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how’s it growing?

Half way through February …spring in full swing …our garden remodel is coming along beautifully. February is being…well February! Today is cool, with huge puffy clouds sailing over the garden. Wednesday was cold, rainy, windy and reminiscent of winter. Monday it was 70°…and so it goes.  But the garden is growing, it might be said…

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awakening the garden

The first week of February in a California garden means signs of spring everywhere. So.o.o this week, between rain and a couple of nights of 31° temps, Dick carried ten bales of garden soil (3 cu. yards each), spaded them into the new beds and started the process of waking the new garden for spring.…

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