Mavis Butterfield | Backyard Garden Plot Pictures – Week 17 of 52

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raised garden bedsBackyard Garden Plot Pictures – Week 17 of 52

It’s amazing how different a garden can look when you’ve been away for a week. In my opinion  this is when it starts to get fun {picture wise}. Now that the weather is starting to warm up we can see more growth and green stuff sprouting up in the garden beds. Pretty stinkin’ awesome if you ask me.

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The garden fence is my favorite part of the garden right now. It’s popping with color and I LOVE it!

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The broccoli raab bolted while we were out of town. Boo! Now I have to pull it up and re-plant the raised garden bed. I’m not sure why it happened but I have more started in the greenhouse so I’m not too disappointed.

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The bases around the DIY pea teepees is starting to fill up.

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I’d say we are about another 5 to 6 weeks away from a bumper sugar snap pea harvest.

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After visiting Eliot Coleman’s greenhouse at Four Season Farm, I seriously need to get my act together and fill this sucker to the top with garden starts. After seeing his greenhouses, mine is practically bare.

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According to the gnomes there has been no new growth in the potato towers.

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Here is a view from the back deck. I still need to have the HH get a truck load of dirt and put it in that bare patch juts behind the daffodils that are sitting under the cedar tree. Also, our second batch of peas {green arrow I think} are starting to appear in the patch of soil near the chicken coop.

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The fava beans in front of the chicken coop are looking really healthy.

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I haven’t grown them in so long I’ll have to look up a few recipes before we harvest them later this summer.

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The future pumpkin patch looks totally bare and lonely. It didn’t occur to me until just now that I should go out there and plant a bunch of lettuce seeds or radishes.

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I can’t believe the daffodils are still hanging in there.

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A view of the raspberry patch from the kitchen window.

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My container herb garden.

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Check out the oregano. It’s looking pretty fierce.

What’s new at your place? Have you planted anything yet?

~Mavis

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This years garden is being sponsored by the awesome folks at Botanical Interests Seed Company. You can check out their website HERE, order their new 2013 Garden Seed Catalog HERE.

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Garden Gnomes for St. Jude – Helping Others is Awesome!

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Wahooooo! I wanted to give everyone an update on our Send in the Gnomes Fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

OH MY GNOME! Together we have raised $1,600 dollars and collected 160 garden gnomes towards our $10,000 / 1,000 garden gnome goal.

In case you just stumbled upon this and your’e wondering who the heck is this lady is and why is she collecting all these garden gnomes, the gist of it is this. I am asking people to send in gnomes from all over the world, and for every gnome I receive from the Send in the Gnome project, I will donate $10 to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.*

The ultimate goal is to receive 1,000 gnomes and truck them across the country in a MotorGnome and deposit them in the raised bed gardens at St. Jude Children’s Hospital and in public, community and children’s gardens along the way.

If you see your gnome and it doesn’t have your name and location tagged, please let us know in the comments below and we will get the list updated.

Here are the gnomes that have been sent in so far.

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Gnome #1 – Monkey Boy – Gig Harbor, Washington

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Gnome #2 - Carrie from Nottingham, New Hampshire
Gnome # 3 - Eve from Westerville, Ohio
Gnome #4 – Erin from Santiago, Chili

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Stud Finder - Anonymous {Ha Ha Ha}
Gnomes #5 and #6 – Sandy from Glasgow, Montana
Leaperchan – Grandma Rose from Washington

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Gnome #7 – Julie - Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Gnome #8 – Carrie from Yamhill, Oregon
Gnome #9 – Rebecca from Miami, FL
Gnomes #10 & 11 - Lynn from Rainier Beach, WA

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Gnomes #12 & 13 – Jessica from North Carolina
Gnome #14 – Wynne from Alexandria, VA
Gnome #15 – Joy from Deerfield, New Hampshire
Gnome #16 – Kathryn from Powell, Ohio

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Gnome #17 – Sabrina from Austin, Texas
Gnome #18 - Gail from Temple City, California
Gnome #19 – Laura from San Diego, California
Gnome #20 - Sarah from Renton, Washington
Gnome #21 – Jen from Grantsburg, Wisconsin

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Gnome #22 - Diana from El Cajon, California
Gnome #23 – Stacy -  Hillsboro, IL
Gnome # 24 – Monica from Gilbert, South Carolina
Gnome #25 – Sarah from Boulder, Colorado
Gnomes #26 & 27 – Celia from Tualatin, Oregon
Gnome  # 28 Jamie from Erie, Kansas

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Gnome #29 – Lynn from New York
Gnome #30 – Laurie from Arcadia, California
Gnomes #31 & 32 – Lisa from North Tustin, California
Gnome #33 - Peggy from Medford Lakes, New Jersey

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Honorary Gnome #34 Emmy Mott from Pennsylvania Thank you Bruce.

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Gnomes #35, 36, 37 – Chef Selena -Tacoma, Washington

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Gnome #38 – Lissa from Boise, Idaho
Gnome #39 – Dale Ann from Northern, Minnesota {Gnome: Gustaf!}
Gnome # 40 – Michelle from Burlington, Washington
Gnome # 41 - Marcy from Anchorage,  Alaska

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Gnome #43 -
Gnome # 44 - Tracey from Sturgis, Michigan
Gnome #45 - Krystal from Spokane, Washington
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Gnome #47 Socks! Thanks Diana from Ontario, Canada
Gnome #48 – Faye from NPR, Florida

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Gnome #49 – Annette from Liberty Lake, Washington
Gnome #50 – Erika from Tucson, Arizona
Gnome #51 – Ginny from Bremerton, Washington This one freaks Lucy out!!
Gnome #52 – Diane from Portland, Oregon

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Gnome #53 - Glenda from Gainsville, Florida
Gnome #54 – Catherine from Pasadena, California
Gnome #55 – Lisa from Norway!
Gnome # 56 – Eileen from Columbia, South Carolina
Gnome #57 – Pamela from Lansing, Michigan

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Gnome #58 – Connie from Pearland, Texas
Gnome #59 – Christine from Boise, Idaho
Gnomes #60, 61 & 62 – Laurie from Gilroy, California

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Gnomes # 63 & 64 – Brenda from Camas, Washington
Gnome # 65 – Alysa from Seattle, Washington
Gnome # 66 - Sakura from Bountiful, Utah!

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Gnome #67 - Sauter Family from Lake Forest Park, Washington
Gnomes #68, 69 & 70 - Diana from Ontario, Canada
Gnome #71 – Kate from New York

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Gnome # 72 – Ann from
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Gnomes # 74,75 & 76 – Melissa from Gaston, Oregon

I ♥ Gnomes Bumper Sticker! We will put this on the car for our road trip. Thank you!

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Gnome #77  - Tess from Bremerton, Washington {thanks for the hen & chicks!}
Gnome #78 – Dana from Marysville, Washington
Gnome #79 – KariJean from East Grand Rapids, Michigan
Gnome #80 - Angela from Clarksville, Tennessee
Gnome #81 – April from {Gnome Tile}
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Gnome #82 – Francisco, from Gig Harbor, Washington
Gnomes # 83, 84 & 85 – Karen from Middleton, Connecticut

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Gnome #84 – Sylvia from Everett, Washington
Gnomes #85 & 86 – Judy from Seattle, Washington
Gnome # 87 – Kendra from Kent, Washington
Gnome # 88 – Vicki from Rayton, Missouri

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Gnome # 89 Kathy from Medham, New Jersey
Gnome #90 {Gnome Sweet Gnome Sign} Kathy from Medham, New Jersey
Gnome # 91 – Cindy from Healdsburg, California
Gnome #92 – {Gnome Zone Sign} - Peggy Medford from Lakes,New Jersey
Gnome #93 – Becky from Upstate, New York
Gnome #94 – Christine from Arlington, Virgina – Where our gnomes come from the CIA, FBI, and Secret Service to guard our gardens. Sweet!

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Gnomes # 95 & 96 – Kelly from Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Gnomes # 97 & 98 – Tina from Alabama

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Gnomes #99 & 100 – Janet from Pittsburg, Penslyvania
Gnomes #101 & 102 - Carol from Valparaiso, Indiana
Gnomes # 103, 104 & #105 – Amy from Westmoreland, New Hampshire

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Gnome #106 - Oh Gnome You Didn’t - Helen from Merdian, Idaho {She is a total rock star!}

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Gnome #107 – Mary from Medford Lakes, New Jersey
Gnomes # 108 & 109 – Paty from St. Francis, Minnesota - Thanks for the toy for Lucy!!
Gnome # 110 – Richard from Bellevue, Washington
Gnomes # 111,112, & 113 – Francisco from Gig Harbor, Washington

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Gnome # 114 – Shelah from Minnesota
Gnome #115 – Michelle from Gig Harbor, Washington
Gnome # 115 – The Chapman Family – Tacoma, Washington
Gnome #116 – Gitte from Denmark! Thank you for the bookmark.!
Gnome #117 – Sarah from Shoreline, Washington

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Gnome #118 – Kyle & Ashley, from Olympia, Washington
Gnome #119 – Rebecca from Indianapolis, Indiana
Gnome # 120 – Bonnie from Port Townsend, Washington
Gnome #121 – Susan from St. Charles. Missouri
Gnome #122 - Jenn from Crawfordville, Florida

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Gnome #123 – Angelica from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Gnome # 124 – Kira from Portland, Oregon
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Gnome #127 – Becky & Mark from St. Louis, Missouri – Thank you Leada, I will make sure the $10 you sent in goes directly to St. Jude.
Gnome #128 – Tanya from Selah, Washington
Gnome #129 – Miko from Wellington, Florida

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Gnome #130 – Kayla from Bremerton, Washington
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Gnome #134 – Katrina from W. Yellowstone, Montana

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Gnomes #135,136,137,138 & 139 – Beth and Leah Go HERE to read this story.

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Gnome #140 – Lucy from Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada
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Gnome #142 – Mrs. Gillian Edwards, from Surrey England
Gnome #143 - Crystal from Selah, Washington

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Gnome #144 – April from Utah
Gnome #145 – Katie from  Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Gnome #146 - Mary Ann from Westminster, California
Gnome # 147 -

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Gnome #148 – Nancy from Westbourgh, Massachusetts
Gnomes # 149 & 150 – Debra and Joe from New York City
Gnome #151 – Lori from Maryland
Gnome #152 – Gail from Marysville, Washington
Gnome # 153 – Wes, Bree, William, Ava and Clay from Alexandria, VA

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Gnomes #154 & 155 – Sarah and Andrew from Napa, Idaho {soon to be Abu Dhabi}
Gnome # 156 – Becca from Kettle Falls, Washtington
Gnome Home #157 – Laurel from Idaho Falls, Idaho

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Gnome # 158 – Ursula from 3 Tree Point, Washington
Gnome # 159 – Tracy from Pear River, New York – Go Mets!
Gnome # 160 – Linda from Bellevue, Washington

To read more about this totally cool fundraiser, for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital head on over HERE.

I have also set up a Send in the Gnomes Wish list on Amazon.com as some of you had suggested. Thanks for all your suggestions!

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Got a gnome? Send it to Mavis:

Please send gnomes by August 1st, 2013 to:

Mavis Butterfield
4916 Pt. Fosdick Drive  Suite #103
Gig Harbor, Washington 98335

Hugs and Kisses to everyone. You. Are. Awesome.  Thank you so much for all your support!

~Mavis

 * A maximum of $10,000 will be donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

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The Best Part of Any Vacation is Coming Home

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Is it just me, or do you think coming home from a vacation is lot of work?  Besides doing some much needed grocery shopping, 5 loads of laundry and rounding up all our pets from the neighbors yesterday, we also had the fun task of taking all the shelving out of the refrigerator and scrubbing it down. Someone {okay, me} had left a package of fish thawing in the refrigerator before we left. Why, I have no idea but not only did the fish thaw out, but leaked all over the place.

Good times!

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We had the girls down the street take care of our outdoor chickens while we were away. Which is no small task if you don’t have chickens of your own. They had to get up at dusk to let the hens out of the coop, feed them and make sure they had plenty to drink. Then come back at dusk and lock them up.

They don’t have pet chickens of their own so it was kind of fun for them and they really enjoyed helping out.

broody chickens

When we left Awkward Martha and Squirrely had gone broody. Now apparently Piggey has gone broody as well.

blue cochin pullet

We had another neighbor keep our blue cochin baby chicks in their garage and collect our packages for us. What a blessing. They too do not have baby chicks and loved taking care of them. The neighbors even named our 3rd chick {who was still nameless} Blue Cheese.

Now we have Blueberry, Blue Bell and Blue Cheese.

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Little Miss Lucy.

The Hunter and his wife watched Lucy the puddle dog for us. God Bless them. She had 6 accidents, hopped her fence area on day one and refused to go back in and pretty much ran around all day and wore their other dogs out. Ha. What a stinker.

One of their dogs is a Jack Russel Terrier and they said Lucy kept him on his toes all 5 days she was there. She also stole his cookies and gained about 2 pounds while she was away. She did sleep well though, The Hunter and his wife said Lucy went to bed around 8 am and didn’t move a muscle until about 7 the next morning. Gee I wonder why.

Ahh it’s good to be back home. Even if there are still a ton of chores to do.

Have a great Sunday everyone.

 Mavis

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Mornings with Mavis – FREE Kindle Books, Kashi Deals, Scotch Brite, Canon Printer, ibotta + More

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Hello Sunday, I’m so glad you are here.

While I was outside yesterday I noticed the weeds and ferns have begun to pop up in the backyard. It’s suppose to rain today so we’ll see how much I get done.

Have a great Sunday everyone and stay warm!

~Mavis

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Preserve & Pickle Recipes FREE
Green Smoothie Magic – 132+ Delicious Green Smoothie Recipes $2.99
Natural Cleaning Tips 101 – Using Vinegar, Baking Soda, and More FREE
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Weekend Homesteader: May $0.99

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Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Cleaning Pads, 8-Count Box $6.15 shipped when you use the subscribe and save option at checkout.

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Zulily some sweet deals on boots, wedges and sandals this morning in their Stepping Out Stylish Shoe Sale. Those brown boots are only $32.99!

Already a Zulily Member? Go HERE to Get This Deal

Contech CRO101 Scarecrow Motion Activated Sprinkler

Looking for a way to keep deer and other unwanted critters out of you garden? Check out the Contech Scarecrow Motion Activated Sprinkler. There are over 1, 300 reviews! Wowza. This thing sounds pretty awesome!

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Living Social has some great deals today, here are my favorites:

Memory Foam Mattress Topper $69 {National}
Cautivadora Mosaic Bird Feeder $25 {National}
Full Circle Organic Produce Delivery $22 {Puget Sound}

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Looking for a new printer? Amazon has the Canon PIXMA MG2120 Inkjet Photo All-In-One on sale for $46.99 shipped!

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The REI Outlet Deal of the Day is the Sierra Designs Microlight Jacket for only $22.93.

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Be sure and Sign up HERE so you’ll know what the daily deal is each day.

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Four Seasons Farm – Eliot Coleman Barbara Damrosch

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On Thursday we woke up in Portland, Maine {awesome city!} and drove 3+ hours to Four Seasons Farm. If you have never heard of it, I highly recommend you check out some of the owners’ books.  They {Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman} have a farm in Harborside, Maine, and have basically mastered the art of four seasons of growing.

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I had emailed Barbara ahead of time and asked if it would be okay to stop by and she said yes. She could not guarantee her or her husband would be there, but she said we were welcome to check out the farm and snap all the pictures we wanted to.

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Did you read the part where I said they are in Maine {read:  cold, bitter winters}? It was actually hailing a bit on the way to the farm. The farm and their practices are totally motivational and make me want to try to grow all year long too.

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Barbara and Eliot are basically total rock stars in the gardening world, with more than 70 years experience between the both of them.

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Check out this root cellar. It’s situated beneath one of the greenhouses. Presumably to store their winter vegetables.

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Chickens!!! Barbara, Eliot and their small crew are able to farm year round by using a ton of different methods, and they’re nationally recognized for their small-scale sustainable agricultural methods.

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They use several greenhouses in the winter that are equipped with propane heaters and fans. We also spotted several garden beds with rolling row covers protecting vegetables like kale {of course!} lettuce, artichokes and spinach.

spinach growing in a greenhouse

Did I mention it was pretty freakin’ awesome and now I want to move to Maine? I just need to find an old farm house and make a stop at LL Bean first to stock up on warm clothing and then I should be all set. Oh and some firewood. I’m thinking I would need quite a bit of that.

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Oh and guess who The Girl and I ran into while were checking out one of the greenhouses? Eliot Coleman. Yep. I even got him to sign a few copies of his new The Four Season Farm Gardener’s Cookbook for an upcoming giveaway too.

Ahhhh Maine. I love you.

~Mavis

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Barbara Damrosch and Eliot used to be regular correspondents on the PBS series The Victory Garden and Barbara also co-hosted the series Gardening Naturally on the Learning Channel. Her and Eliot Coleman has authored several books. You can find all their book on Amazon.com {of course!}.

Also be sure and check out this cool New York Times interview with Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman for a little more information about their farm and their practices.

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The House of Seven Gables and Nathaniel Hawthorn’s Birth Home

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On Wednesday we visited the House of Seven Gables {the very one that inspired Nathaniel Hawthorne to write a book by the same name}.  It’s located in Salem, Massachusetts, and man-oh-man is it cool.

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It’s seriously like taking a step back in time.  It was built in 1668 by a sea captain and passed down for three generations before it was sold.

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Eventually, the house and property were left to a woman named Susanna Ingersoll, who was a cousin of Nathaniel Hawthorne.  I can totally see how this property would inspire a novel!

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Eventually, the house and the grounds became a philanthropic haven for immigrants.  The House of Seven Gables has continued a similar mission today–making education, preservation and community service a priority.

house of the 7 gables salem Massachusetts courtyard

There are two Colonial Revival Gardens on the grounds–and you all know how I am a sucker for a garden. It’s still early spring in Massachusetts so there wasn’t a lot growing in the raised garden beds but there were a few flowers and herbs.

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They even maintain the gardens with old-fashioned practices, i.e. hand pruning and cultivation–all to preserve the tradition of the garden. How cool is that?

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In 1958, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s birth home was moved to the property in an effort to merge the history of his life with the infamous House of Seven Gables. The grounds and the homes were amazing and now I suddenly find myself wanting to move the east coast. There is so much history and so many things to see I can hardly stand it.

~Mavis

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One Hundred Dollars a Month – Mavis’ Weekly Highlights

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Books, Books, and More Books from Amazon.com

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Garden Updates and Chickens Too!

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Mornings with Mavis 

How to make vegetable stock

Recipes

10 Ways to Keep Deer Out of Your Garden

Tips and Tricks

St. Jude Mavis Gnomes Letter

Weekly Shopping Trips and Stories

Videos

Peace Out Girl Scouts, have a great weekend!

Mavis

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My Own Labels – Custom Canning Labels As Low As $.15 Each!

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Calling all home canning enthusiasts…

If you’re thinking about giving away homemade jams, jellies, or your famous pickles this year and are looking for some uber cute canning labels, you’ll want to check out My Own Labels.

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The My Own Labs website is easy to use and you can create any sort of customized canning labels, gift tags, or any other type of label you can dream up in just minutes.

Pretty awesome if you ask me!

Head on over to My Own Labels to check out all the cool designs.

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Pick Up Lines for the Grocery Store

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Single {or just having one of those days where you wish you were}?  If you’re  looking for love, I’m here to help.  Each week, I’ll give you a new location and a list of cheesy, ahem, awesome pick-up lines.  All you have to do is go on assignment and use them.  You’re welcome in advance.

This weekend, head to the grocery store and try some of these lines out:

  1. Baby, have you been eating your Campbell’s soup?  Because you are looking Mmm, Mmm good!
  2. Your name must be Lucky Charms, because you’re magically delicious.
  3. Roses are red, bananas are yellow, wanna go out with a nice little fellow?
  4. I heard milk does the body good, but man, how much have you been drinking?
  5. Baby, you’re so sweet, you put Hershey’s out of business.  And, speaking of Hershey’s, how about a kiss?
  6. Is your name Pepsi?  Because you sure are sizzling.
  7. Does your Dad own Snapple, because you’re made of the best stuff on earth.
  8. Let’s make like fabric softener and snuggle.
  9. This isn’t a beer belly, it’s a fuel tank for the love machine.
  10. Was your Dad a baker?  Because you’ve got a nice set of buns!

Make sure to invite me to the wedding.

Have a great weekend,

Mavis

*I think number 4 is my favorite.

Do you have a favorite pick-up line?  Let me know in the comments below.

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Friday Night at the Movies – The Secrets of Highclere Castle

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Tonight The Girl and I are going to watch The Secrets of Highclere Castle.  It is a PBS documentary on the true past and present of the castle and family Downton Abbey is based upon.  It’s supposed to be a pretty interesting look into the English aristocracy.  Plus, I LOVE my Downton Abbey, and think it would be kind of cool to know the basis.

The Secrets of Highclere Castle

It first aired on PBS in January, so some of you may have already seen it, I’m going to suck it up and pay the $1.99 to rent in on Amazon Instant Video, though.  I figure $1.99 for a night of entertainment for me and The Girl is more than worth it.

Let me know what you think if you decide to watch it–or if you have already seen it.  Did you love it? Hate it? Can’t wait to watch it over and over?

Looking for more movies?

Check out the full list of my Friday Night at the Movies Selections or click on over & look at all the movies on Amazon Instant Video. There are a ton of videos to choose from that will cost you absolutely nothing {nada, zilch, free-o} with Amazon Prime; like thousands of regular movies & TV shows & hundreds of documentaries {Wahoo!}. Get all the details HERE!

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

 

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