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Seed-To-Table Pumpkin Pie

I’m not much of a baker, but I can make some pretty delicious pies.  My all-time best is huckleberry pie, made from fresh berries picked in the mountains of Oregon.  Difficult to recreate here in Colorado Springs, that’s okay.  It’s okay, because my second best pie is fresh pumpkin pie, made from pumpkins I grow […]

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The Great Fertilizer Controversy

Fertilizer is one of things that can divide a group of otherwise congenially gardeners into two distinct camps – for and against.  Knowing full well how crappy our Colorado soil really is, we all know we have to do something to support our soil.  That list of somethings could include: Composting kitchen scraps and apply […]

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Optimizing Your Gardening Time

I’ve heard the argument that you should never optimize your time in the garden and that you should, instead, savor every moment.  A part of me really gets that.  Slow down, enjoy the moment, and be present for each task.  But then, there’s this other part of me that has a hundred others tasks to […]

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The Front Range Garden Cycle

With March’s temperatures soaring on the Colorado Front Range, it’s definitely starting to feel like spring is here. While it’s still too early to plant outdoors, it is time to start thinking about what to plant in the garden, and when. By making a plan for cold season and warm season crops in your vegetable […]

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The Buckley Homestead

If you live in or around Colorado Springs, you know Ed and Allison Buckley.  Buckley’s Homestead Supply has become a beacon for the homesteading community in Colorado Springs, and their easy going, “we got this” style is subtlety infectious. Ed and Allison have built a business and asset for the community, while at the same […]

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