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Swiss Chard

First Frost

First Frost of the Season We normally have a frost in late September or early October in Northern Illinois. This year we were treated to a much later freeze overnight Friday, October 16th. The killing frost wiped out all of my heat loving veggies and the flowers in my pots. I can’t …

Some of the new additions are enjoying their heat lamp!

My Ever-Changing Flock

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Our first heads of broccoli, first carrots, and some nice sized onions.

Fresh from the Garden

Fresh Veggies from Our Garden! When we returned from our trip to New York, I was dismayed to see how the weeds …