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It Is Spring, Right?

Even though the weather is typical Rocky Mountain spring (read bi-polar) oscillating between snow storms and sunny weather, it is actually spring here along the Front Range.  The proof is in my backyard, to the tune of sprouting lambs quarter, fresh and ready rhubarb, flowering dandelions, and lilac blooms galore.  It never ceases to amaze […]

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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 Return Of The Light

Next Monday marks the official change of the seasons with the Winter Solstice. In Colorado, the exact moment of the solstice is on December 21, at 9:49 pm. For eons, cultures have eagerly awaited the return of the sun with fires and lights, rituals, and merriment. Even our modern holiday celebrations have roots in these […]

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