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December 30, 2012
Last night I could hear the winds whipping and the rain falling.  Then all of sudden around nine o’clock in the evening a serene silence fell upon my ears.  The pounding sleeting rain had turned to snow.  Wonderful huge heavy snowflakes fell from the evening sky.  This morning I woke to streams of brilliant morning…

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October 10, 2012
This week all it did was rain, rain and rain.  We have had quite a dismal week.  We spent lots of after school and weekend time inside, playing board games, reading, watching movies and just relaxing a bit.  On Saturday, we did have a bit of sunshine and were able to visit the local pumpkin…

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September 7, 2012
Yesterday, I took a quick trip over the bridge from Cape Cod onto the mainland.  I was on my way to visit my dear friend, Deb.  I was inspired by her this Spring when she set out to start her very own backyard cutting garden from seeds.  Like myself, she spent the winter researching her…

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August 22, 2012
One of the favorite things that my kids like to do is pick the vegetables and fruit growing in the gardens.  Even though we had done a thorough harvest a couple days prior, they could not help but want to be involved.  I find that children are more likely to eat things that they have nurtured…

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April 23, 2012
Whatever happened to April showers bring May flowers?  This April we have set a new record for dry weather on the Cape.  It has been over two weeks since we have had any rain.  Living on this little strip of land jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, many of this year’s Spring storms somehow seem…

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April 14, 2012
Social media is a wonderful thing when it has the ability to connect people that live so close to one another that never would have met if it weren’t for the power of the internet.  One such person is Susan from Itzy Bitzy Farm.  Susan is one very talented horticulturalist who moved up North from…

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March 29, 2012
We got in from vacation two days ago and it seems that I have so much that I want to share with everyone! We have so many wonderful things coming in the days ahead including a huge giveaway starting April 2nd. You will not want to miss! But first, we have some catching up to…

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February 27, 2012
I was so excited to to make the hour long trip to Rhode Island for this wonderful annual flower show.  This show always helps me get over the Winter hump to Spring.  This year’s theme was Simple Pleasures. Woodland Retreat Simple garden trellises save room by growing vertically   Herbs and lettuce take up little…

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August 7, 2011
$5 a bunch, one of my favorites on the Cape   One of the things that I love about Cape Cod are the amount of farm stands that seem to crop up during the summertime.  Preying on the tourists, these lovely little homegrown stands of love, are filled with families’ delights that they wish to share…

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June 25, 2011
The warmth of summer is upon the gardens of Tilly’s Nest.  It seems as though we have had a late start this year as compared to last.  The coral bells greet you at the gate as you begin to enter the gardens. Early hydrangea blossoms begin to bloom and are dotted amongst the gardens.  Our…

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Sharing an inspired life from the New England seaside. Chickens, Bees, Gardens, Art and Yummy Goodness.