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Becky Godlasky
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I am a recently un-retired English professor, so I once again recite poetry to students in addition to the veg and flowers in my garden. I'm a garden writer and photographer (presently on the side only).
I am a recently un-retired English professor, so I once again recite poetry to students in addition to the veg and flowers in my garden. I'm a garden writer and photographer (presently on the side only).

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A Change is Coming
Things have gone a little quite here on the blog lately, but that doesn't mean the farm has been quiet. We've been settling into another stunning spring and making preparations for the growing season ahead. This season will be considerably different than an...

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Egg Watch 2016 - Raising Chickens
Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no  seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that  you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders. --Henry David Thoreau                           I marvel every time a se...

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(Very Late) Potato Sowing
On Sunday, after the first frosts had come, after the potato leaves withered in the biting cold, after the stalks surrendered and fell on the dry soil, my mom and I walked up to the vegetable garden to excavate the potato beds. Earlier in the year, I had or...

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Putting the Garden to Bed
Late this afternoon, as the sun sat just above the horizon and cast a golden glow over the farm, Turfman and I took part in what has become an annual ritual. The temperature is expected to drop overnight and bring frost with it. We have wrapped the sugar sn...

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Raising Chickens
This is just one of those brief weekday posts to send all of you a little bit of cheer. I have been falling in love with my hens, and so has a certain little dog in the house. Zoey cannot allow me to go up to the coop without her. She stands with her head r...

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The Fall Vegetable Garden
I got a late start on the fall vegetable garden this year. I blame the chickens for that. Of course, I was the one who decided to get chickens before I had even begun building a coop or run, so maybe it's unfair to blame the girls. Maybe the blame should re...

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Growing Peppers in the Garden (Still!)
[Note: I'm going to try and provide mini dispatches from the garden during the week in case anyone sitting in an office needs a little pick-me up. Here's the first. I'll still aim for the longer reports on the weekends.] I'm so glad I decided to leave my pe...

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Garden Demolition Team
When we lived in Orlando, the squirrels and I were almost always at war. The battles never ended in any casualties (unless I count my pride), but we were always trying to outsmart each other. Those squirrels were downright cunning, and though I thought I wa...

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The New Additions
I have wanted chickens since a fall day in 2011 while watching Alys Fowler's BBC series  The Edible Garden . When she brought two chickens, named Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, into her garden and sang their praises, I was hooked. There was only one pr...

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The State of the Pond, Fall 2016
Turfman loves watching the weather report. A hush must fall over the house so that he can hear every word uttered. He's most often listening for words like "rain" and "high chance." Most forecasts this summer have ended with him being dejected. I, too, woul...
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