Garden Update, June 2011

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As usual, the month of June in Iowa was wet. For awhile I didn’t think it was ever going to stop raining. A few bad hailstorms did some damage as my lettuce crops tore and fragile root crops were smashed to the ground. One thing this past month did have me thinking about was how […]

Simple Lives Thursday, 50th Edition

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Can you believe in 2 weeks it will be one year of Simple Lives?!  It’s been an awesome year and we’d like to thank all of you that come week after week to share what you have been doing to live a Simple Life. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I’ve personally […]

A Rustic Strawberry Tart with Lemon and Mint Cream Cheese

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I’d been dreaming about a strawberry tart ever since Nehe’s patch started producing earlier this month.  With nearly 60 pounds of ripe, juicy berries that we harvested, I wanted to make something sweet and memorable to commemorate “Nehemiah’s Strawberry Patch.” My strawberry patch, my strawberries were good. I like my strawberry garden. (Nehemiah just jumped […]