Tag: Winter

Winter Fever

Basil seeds soaking--the first sign of spring in the Hamilton-McVicker household.

Spring fever … has come a little early this year. Of course, now that we’ve moved a frost zone further South, winter was a bit long in coming, too. So long that I was tempted to stretch the season by…

Forcing the Issue?

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That man o’ mine–he’s too much for me sometimes. He came home about a week ago with a giant bundle of sticks. I noticed them on the front porch as I entered the house and just shook my head: More…

Liveblogging the blizzard…

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This is an oops. I made this post and forgot to publish it back at Christmastime. But now that we’ve had the hottest, driest summer since 2002–our record drought–it’s kind of interesting to see what was going on a few…

First snow 2009

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The knockout rose–gift from my baby–has been blooming like a champion, setting new buds every few days even into December. And it looks so pretty in the snow. So do these hips on the Champney’s pink that drapes over the…