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Dune walk to 2019

Thomas + I took a walk here on New Year's Day. Though the trail through the pines was quiet, far off we could hear the rumble of the wind blowing over the bay and into the trees. When we reached the top of the dune, our eyes teared up when the wind hit us. Blinking, freezing, we stood in awe. You could say it was the view (it was that too) but it was also in how we got there.Here. 2019.To say I am grateful for how the past year has gone is an understatement. I am unsure how to form into words, written or said, about how immense my gratitude is. My heart swells with it.I think back to that walk...

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Wreath making how-to

Grab a friend and your nippers. Give your garden a little winter prune, and watch the boughs pile up. Holly, cedar, pine, winterberry, heath: ingredients for the holiday spirit. (And egg nog, of course.) Bittersweet held our wreaths together. It's long, winding vines curl into circles on their own, easily creating a base for your wreath shape without the need to use wire forms. Once the desired shape is reached, simply tuck branches and boughs into the bittersweet. Or, create little bunches of botanicals, bind them with wire and attach to the bittersweet.  Don't overthink the design.  There are no rules. Let the plants show you where they should go.  Mostly? Enjoy the time with a friend capturing the holiday...

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Planting by the moon and stars.

  Our moon holds order over the tides in the sea, but the same goes for the water in the ground. Each tiny molecule found in the soil rises to the surface when the moon calls - just like the ones in the ocean. As both logic + tradition would dictate, this is an optimum time for planting.  Learn more about moon planting with this tote featuring moon phase and astrological sign information. Use a moon calendar for the current phase and moon sign, then determine what tasks should be done in the garden. For instance, if the moon is in the first quarter in Libra, it's a good time to seed or transplant flowers. However, if a Leo moon...

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RECIPE: applesauce

A warm October day with Thomas and friends in-between the rows of Cortlands, Macs, Fujis. Their red sweetness fills the air, humming in our ears like the bees that buzz around our heads. Us and the bees - we are all drunk on that sweetness. I close my eyes to keep this memory safe, right arm heavy from holding the treasure of apples, left hand free to reach out and grab more. So I baked with them. And made this applesauce. What are you making with your apples?      

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