Our new garden is now tilled and planted

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On Tuesday Will took the Ford tractor out into our new sand garden (now the official name) and began to till. The very back and lower end were wet due to the inch of...

Roses in the middle of a Minnesota winter?

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Yep. You see, my son, David, got me three rose bushes for Mother's Day this year. Unfortunately, they were Zone 5 tea roses and wouldn't survive here in northern Minnesota, in Zone 3, even...

The wild lady slipper orchids are blooming

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We have a secret spot where the wild lady slipper orchids bloom abundantly around June 24th. Not just one or two of these rare orchids (that are the Minnesota state flower), but dozens and...

Will took Old Yeller apart and we found new parts!

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Yesterday we went down to the Duluth area to visit Greg Larson. He has quite a few vintage bulldozer parts, especially parts for a 1010 John Deere, like ours. After a nice visit, in...

Q and A: Planting corn after potatoes and Potatoes with red streaks

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Planting corn after potatoes My early potatoes are done and I need more room for my corn. I thought I had read something about not planting potatoes and corn in the same spot. Of course...