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As we garden where it’s high and oh so dry…where the deer and the buffalo roam.

I am referring to the air in Idaho. In Boise, ID. I can barely see across town, or up to the foothills because we are enveloped in a white haze. Smoke, my friends, gets in your eyes. From the California fires. ...

Earthly Delights, CSA pickup #7. Upon arriving at the garden today, I was told I could pick my own raspberries. Well, you don’t have to tell me twice. I skedaddled on over to the berry patch and commenced to picking. And eating, and picking....

One of the ways to rid your garden of earwigs is to roll up a newspaper, several pages, put a rubber band around it and set it out in the garden overnight. In the morning it should be full of the nasty little buggers...

We dashed out of town for an overnight trip to McCall to work on the sprinkler system. Wellllll, truth betold, I just kept the sprinkler repairman good company. In my infinite wisdom I also rewarded Mr. Sprinkler Repairman with a kitchen pass to go...

The National Gardening Association's Charlie Nardozzi had a great email article yesterday about growing elderberries for beauty and bounty. In the section on Edible Landscaping, he details the available varieties of sambucus and how to tend to them. Now, Idaho has tons of elderberries, all...

Bed in Summer In winter I get up at night And dress by yellow candle-light. In summer quite the other way, I have to go to bed by day. I have to go to bed and see The birds still hopping on the tree, Or hear the grown-up people's feet Still going...

Bed in Summer In winter I get up at night And dress by yellow candle-light. In summer quite the other way, I have to go to bed by day. I have to go to bed and see The birds still hopping on the tree, Or hear the grown-up people's feet Still going...

But gentle, devoted reader, you are being rewarded for your persistence. Here it is in it's entirety: (Note: this is from LAST Monday. Week 6 will be reported to you on Thursday so please stay tuned.) The Salad Days of June June 23, 2008 Mary Ann Newcomer I...