Sunday Roundup: July 17

It’s time for a Sunday Roundup. I’ve been harvesting blueberries every other morning. I get out there early before the heat sets in. This year’s harvest has not been as productive as in the past although we will end up with four gallon bags for the freezer. That doesn’t include eating blueberries every morning in…

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Sunday Stroll: May 1, 2016

Happy May! It’s spring!! I’d like to welcome my new subscribers. I’m so glad you’re here. You might not know that I am also a gardener, although my art has pretty much pushed it to the back in the last couple of years. The Sunday Stroll is where I like to show you what’s going…

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Irises and More

I’ve not blogged about my irises much in the past couple of years. They used to dominate this blog in Spring as I recorded and numbered every one of the beauties. As I mentioned in a recent post, I’ve moved some of the irises up to the front beds and let the other beds go.…

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Another Sunday Stroll

Yesterday morning was a great time to work in the yard and also get some pictures of our work in progress.¬† It was warm but overcast – perfect for pictures. The blueberries are really doing great this year. Can’t wait until they ripen. I’ve been in the process of moving some of my favorite irises…

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Putting Up

It’s been busy around here. From harvesting to watering to putting up. But before I tell you about putting up, I wanted to share something that made my day recently. With all of the time I spend outside I’ve been on the lookout for some long pants for gardening. They needed to be white and…

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More Color Here

It is so busy here with all of the gardening and crafting and writing, but I just had to take some pictures and show you some of the color here at Happy Acres. Here are a two of my irises that have never bloomed before.This one I bought several years ago and moved it from…

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Blackberry Fruit Leather

Last year I tried my best to use up our blackberries. We froze a lot of them and put them in smoothies. I also made jello, syrup (which I’ve already made two batches this spring from last year’s harvest), popsicles, and cobbler. But leather – no. I made apple leather – do that every year…

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Cool Blackberry Pops

It sure has been hot here! I remember as a kid, we just loved to hear that guy peddling the bicycle with a refrigerated case on the front yelling, “Popsicle Man.” I’d run inside and ask mom for a few cents for my favorite treat. By the time I got back to the street, the…

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Putting Up Our Harvest

I’ve been busy drying tomatoes and putting up our blackberries and blueberries. Before I write more about that, Kristina had asked what the tomatoes look like when they are dried. I’ve never looked at them side by side, and thought it would be neat to see how they compare. Here is our favorite to dry…

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