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Robin Edmundson
Works at robinjedmundson.com
Attended Clay High School
Lives in Solsberry, IN 47459
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Boy, once these got going, they really got going.
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These row covers really keep the cabbage moths out.  Love them!
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Love that shaggy bark.
If you've been reading the blog for any length of time, you'll know that I fangirl over trees a lot. I am in love with sycamore trees. They give our southern Indiana woods a very different character from the darker northern oak-filled woods. These are the shaggy trunks of younger sycamores.
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The lower tree is supporting the dead one on top.   I wonder how long until it falls over, too.
I caught this pic a few weeks ago before the leaves came on. One tree has fallen squarely on another - the roots pulled out of the ground. The smaller, lower tree has been bent over, but not killed. Its branches have embraced the other tree and are growing around it.
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I noticed many of these this spring.   They're beautiful early spring decorations in the woods.
Every spring I notice something different in the woods. Probably because things come on differently every spring. The weather is fickle and a properly timed cool stretch slows things down so that even I can't miss certain things. These are slippery elm [Ulmus rubra] seeds.
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We got our new bees installed on Monday.   So exciting!
Time for the new bee season to start. Since all my bees died during the winter, we're starting new again this year. I installed two packages on April 27. We got them from Kelley Bee. [Note: When they give you a date, that's the ship date, not the arrival date, contrary to what they say in the ...
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Our beehives this year. 
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The white violets have lasted for weeks this year.
Hi there! I'm Robin. Rumor has it that we live so far out that a few miles beyond us thar be dragons. Don't believe it. The only things that smoke around here are the dye fires in the fire pit. And once, the pasture next to us - but that was just a freak of nature. It had nothing to do with me.
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It's amazing where frogs lay.   This is at the edge of the road. 
With all the spring rain came a lot of large puddles. The spring peepers love these temporary roadside pools and lay long strings of eggs. This year things stayed wet enough that the tadpoles hatched [and plenty of algae bloomed]. Posted by Robin Edmundson at 3:30 AM · Email ThisBlogThis!
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Best shot of the spring, I think.
Hi there! I'm Robin. Rumor has it that we live so far out that a few miles beyond us thar be dragons. Don't believe it. The only things that smoke around here are the dye fires in the fire pit. And once, the pasture next to us - but that was just a freak of nature. It had nothing to do with me.
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Spring is pretty.
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Bee food.  Soon, anyway.
One of the best nectar plants in this area for bees is the very common tulip poplar [Indiana's state tree]. I noticed the leaf buds coming on fast last weekend. These are not dainty buds. Each one is at least the size of your thumb. The flowers, when opened, are the size of large teacups.
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    dyer, weaver, present
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    writer, beekeeper, jam-maker, present
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Working hard and making stuff in rural Indiana
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Weaver, dyer, jam-maker, beekeeper, homeschooler.  www.rurification.com
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  • Clay High School
    1981
  • University of Utah
    Linguistics, 1985
  • Indiana University
    Linguistics, 1992
  • Clay High School South Bend Indiana
    1981
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Rurification: Potato Bed
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The potatoes are thrilled with the weather - they've really taken off in the past couple of weeks. We even found a couple of potatoes we mis

Rurification: Bees in a Row
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I got all four hives settled with their bees. The flow has been good so far this year and I'm hoping that each colony will fill 2 boxes with

Rurification: Row Covers
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We have never been able to grow anything in the cabbage family here. We have a multitude of cabbage moths just waiting to pounce and as soon

Rurification: White Violets
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Hi there! I'm Robin. Rumor has it that we live so far out that a few miles beyond us thar be dragons. Don't believe it. The only things that

Rurification: Sycamore Bark
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If you've been reading the blog for any length of time, you'll know that I fangirl over trees a lot. I am in love with sycamore trees. They

Rurification: Tadpoles
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With all the spring rain came a lot of large puddles. The spring peepers love these temporary roadside pools and lay long strings of eggs. T

Rurification: Lean On Me
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I caught this pic a few weeks ago before the leaves came on. One tree has fallen squarely on another - the roots pulled out of the ground. T

Rurification: Crabapple Blooms
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Hi there! I'm Robin. Rumor has it that we live so far out that a few miles beyond us thar be dragons. Don't believe it. The only things that

Rurification: Slippery Elm Seeds
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Every spring I notice something different in the woods. Probably because things come on differently every spring. The weather is fickle and

Rurification: Dogwood and Redbud Together
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I was lucky enough to find a place last week where the dogwoods and redbuds were blooming together in the woods. This is my favorite spring

Rurification: Tulip Poplar Leaf Bud
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One of the best nectar plants in this area for bees is the very common tulip poplar [Indiana's state tree]. I noticed the leaf buds coming o

Rurification: Beech Leaf Buds
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The beech leaves will be coming on soon. The old coppery leaves of younger beech trees stay on long into the winter. Then one day in early s

Rurification: ....and Toad Trillium Blooming
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This is a toad trillium in full bloom. It is a striking flower - mottled trio of leaves and a burgundy trio of petals above. So pretty. Last

Rurification: Spring at Last
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My favorite view of Richland Creek is during April. The bluebells are a week or so late this year, but spring has been gentle and slow. We h

Rurification: Dye Classes!
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I'll be teaching two classes this June 27, 2015 at White Violet Center in St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana [just northwest of Terre Haute]. Th

Rurification: New Wood Stove
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Early in March, they finally installed our new wood stove. It is a Vermont Castings Encore. The day they finished the installation, we turne

Rurification: The Fiber Event at Greencastle
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It's almost time for one of the best fiber shows of the year and we've been busy dyeing! The Fiber Event at Greencastle, Indiana has three a

Rurification: Hot Cross Buns
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... 1 tsp sea or kosher salt; 1-2 ¼ C mixed dried fruit, chopped: citrus, currants, raisins, craisins, apricots, etc. Mix all of that togeth

Rurification: New Berry Patch
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Last fall we moved the hives from our west hill to an area not far from the veg garden. Over the winter, we built a berry patch around the n

Rurification: Spring Greens
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Hi there! I'm Robin. Rumor has it that we live so far out that a few miles beyond us thar be dragons. Don't believe it. The only things that