Thoughts from the Country Garden

Solitude and Gratitude

For many 2020 was a year of great difficulty. My own lifestyle is one of country hill living where I spend my days working the gardens that feed my herbal business and our own table. I don't usually travel further than the town grocery in the valley anyway  so the...

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Happy Spring!

The evenings stay lighter much longer these days giving hope for the impending spring days ahead of gardening, the return of birds,watching tender herbs popping their heads out from under the earth's crust newly uncovered of cold snow. The Country Artist is about to...

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Muscle Rub to the Rescue!

Muscle Rub to the Rescue!

We are not quite out of the woods yet. Old man Winter has returned and we are feeling those same old pings and pangs of sore muscles and stuffy noses for just awhile more. I happen to have the very best time tested products to help get you through the Spring Blues. If...

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Spring is Around the Corner!

Spring is Around the Corner!

Yes, it is only 10 degrees here on the country hill and with wind chill it plummits even further but I am hopeful that as the sun gets closer to earth we will soon be seeing tell tale signs of more solar warmth, rebirth of beloved gardens and happy Spring once again!...

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New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Summer has flown by in a hurry and Fall colors are just starting to tinge the old lines of maples here on the Country Hill. Days are getting shorter and the air has an old familiar chill and golden scent. With the arrival of the Fall season, I greet you with this...

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Spring Has Sprung!

Spring Has Sprung!

The Spring finally arrived after an unusually cold and long winter. I am not sorry to be free of stocking the old stove with wood and wearing woolens and yes, even a hat to bed! Our ancestors did this and now I understand why as keeping one's bean warm does indeedkeep...

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