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Alison
I am thrilled to have a pretty good feel for who I am, and to still be learning exactly who I am.
Interests: Animated movies, The Muppets, old Saturday Night Live, nature commentary writing, Scrabble, baseball (Yay Tigers!), and everything edible (except maybe lima beans or apple yogurt). I have just recently discovered the tv show "Creature Comforts" from the British Studio that did Wallace and Gromit, etc. Love that show!
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I'm planning to plant this year for the first time with an eye to suggestions from the Farmer's Almanac, and I'm kind of ridiculously excited! Sent from The Pink Falcon's iPad Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2016 at Many Scars make a Falcon
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First seeds of the season were started today's date they include some kale, cauliflower, and 2 different (Black Hungarian and Alma Paprika) peppers! Also this weekend the tires on the garden cart were pumped up, half of this year's straw... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2016 at Many Scars make a Falcon
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I'm itching for spring right about now - which seems completely unreasonable given the strange and sort of lovely weather we had through the fall and for most of this winter so far. Even so, my psyche seems to be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2016 at Many Scars make a Falcon
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This morning I started a slow cooker of beef chili for tonight's supper - which includes tomatoes and tomatillos from my recently dismantled gardens. It also has GARLIC from my first year of growing garlic! It seems fitting that today... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2015 at Many Scars make a Falcon
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I've spent a good portion of the day getting ready to come in from my gardens for the winter. It's not quite winter yet (it's gorgeous today - close to 70 degrees!), but it's time to get things ready for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2015 at Many Scars make a Falcon
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These are all Caspian Pink tomatoes who couldn't hang out on the vine any longer. We're expecting at least a hard frost and probably a full freeze this weekend. The interwebs believe I can ripen them - washed, dried, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2015 at Many Scars make a Falcon
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But I promise to only use my powers for good. That's about 105 green tomatoes just harvested as I'm taking down the plants before our first frost. I'm going to try my hand at ripening them indoors. (The interwebs seem... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2015 at Many Scars make a Falcon
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Salsa Morado (salsa verde, made with gorgeous purple tomatillos from my garden! Finished product, currently blending favors in the fridge: Sent from the Pink Falcon's iPhone, hence the probable typos. www.pinkfalcon.rocks Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2015 at Many Scars make a Falcon
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There are few things that can make me shriek a high-pitched shriek and run away, but this garden beast is one that can. Second year I've had one, but this guy didn't get quite as far in his destruction as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Many Scars make a Falcon
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Sent from The Pink Falcon's iPad www.pinkfalcon.rocks Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2015 at Many Scars make a Falcon
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There is something about growing a thing (or a lot of a thing!) for the first time in your garden that makes you feel mighty. Surely, this is a super power?! 30 garlics were harvested today. The guy off buy... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2015 at Many Scars make a Falcon
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The tomatoes are working hard on ripening. I estimate that we'll be buried in fresh fruits in 1-2 weeks. First Caspians: First Green Zebras: Plus a happy tomatillo working its magic: Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2015 at Many Scars make a Falcon
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"I'm going to run out to the garden real quick. Nobody will see me wearing this." Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Many Scars make a Falcon
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To put it kindly, this past weekend at Prune Ridge has felt like a rough one. I've been working a wee bit too much over the last few weeks and knew I was headed into some working time this weekend... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Many Scars make a Falcon
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This is just about the time in the garden when things start to get incredibly exciting! The potato blossoms are gorgeous - looking like little purple or white blooms with a teeny orange-yellow squash growing in the center. Since I've... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Many Scars make a Falcon
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I'm noticing that I haven't been keeping up with sharing garden bits, even though so far I'm having the most attentive garden season I've had in a few years. My gardens are immediately outside the back sliding door of Prune... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2015 at Many Scars make a Falcon
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A couple of weeks ago, my brothers, my husband and I had the pleasure of hosting friends and family for an incredibly fun celebration - of 35 years of marriage! My mom and stepdad (Susan and Bernie) celebrated their 35th... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2015 at Many Scars make a Falcon
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You may or may not know that I live in Ann Arbor, Michigan with my husband John and our pets. Ann Arbor is about 45 miles from my family that live in Toledo OH, and a lot farther from my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Many Scars make a Falcon
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“The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at Many Scars make a Falcon
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I'm having fun with these things today. The end result of the fun will be revealed next week! Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2015 at Many Scars make a Falcon
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Yep. Almost finished. Right? Maybe. This is 2-week growth following original planting, plus a few new things added in the second round. Fencetta featuring Green Zebra tomato with garlics, and Caspian Pink tomato with garlics, plus radish sprouts you can't... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at Many Scars make a Falcon
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The Reeds of Prune Ridge spent a few days immediately following Memorial Day "down south" in one of our most favorite vacation escape locales. The Hocking Hills State Park, south-east of Columbus is a stunningly beautiful and surprising place to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2015 at Many Scars make a Falcon