Cherry Picking Time

Cherry picking came a bit earlier this year. Last week I harvested almost a pound – enough for a cobbler – from our little tree we planted back in 2007. It made this yummy cherry cobbler. Friday we went to Farview Orchards which is 45 minutes from here. This is the only orchard in the…

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April Sunday Stroll

Oh, how I love Spring! This past week has been pretty exciting here at Happy Acres. Let me take you on a short Sunday stroll. For starters I harvested our first asparagus, which is a week or so earlier than normal. Since those two spears, I have picked enough for Chicken and Asparagus Lemon Stir…

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Sewing Bags and More

Before I get to the bags, I’ve been doing a lot of gardening. Harvesting blueberries every day is a such a meditative time for me. If I get up early enough, the dogs in the area are still asleep and it’s so quiet. Dave caught me out there harvesting the other day. I wear white…

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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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Ode to our dear cherry tree

Yesterday was a sad day here at Happy Acres. Our tree guys came out and proceeded to cut down the assigned trees – most of them were dead. However, in their zeal to cut down the old apple trees they also cut down our beloved cherry tree. I was not only angry but so sad.…

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Cherry Upside Down Cake

Dave and I don’t do much for Valentine’s Day.  We usually give each other a card, homemade preferred,  and maybe a couple pieces of candy. I wanted to make him something special for dessert and surprise him when he returned home from his volunteer gig. What could be more special than using some of our…

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Cherry Cherry

Asparagus harvesting is over (we got 20 pounds from our little patch!) and now it’s on to one of my favorites –  cherries. Much to our surprise, when we moved in that our property had a cherry tree. We added three more, one of which has since died.  This year is the first year that…

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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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Cherry Syrup and Soda

Last summer I made a batch of Blackberry syrup. My recipe is HERE. Hubby really loves it so I decided this year I’d make it earlier so he could enjoy it before summer even begins. So when I made it three weeks ago, I also made some cherry syrup from the 2006 cherries in the…

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