How to Improve Your Garden in One Day

I'm thinking of starting a workshop for gardeners who are feeling less than confident about their growing skills, and here is a sneak peak at some of the steps toward quickly improving your garden that I am planning to cover: 1)  Drive to Minister Hill 2)  Use supplied hedge clippers to chop latest canes from the raspberry bush from hell that has volunteered to guard the garden gate, allowing...

Mindless over Manners

Most Sundays we head to Bob's Diner in Manchester to fuel up before gardening and woodstacking.  I'll go write at a nearby cafe for a few hours, and when the kids wake up, the Big Guy will phone to say they're leaving.  I usually get there first and, after getting our name on the wait list (there's always a wait),  I claim the privilege of taking the seat with a view of the door. I have a...