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Seed Order 2013: "A" for Ambition

It's happening over at UpCountry Living. I am ordering a slew of seeds from Seed Savers Exchange, Johnny's Selected Seeds and Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.

The list of seeds I'm ordering is viewable at: …


Added by Jenna Beaulieu on February 4, 2013 at 7:50pm — 3 Comments

Gargling Salt Water: A Simple Health Aid

Yesterday I came down with a cold. Typical autumn move, really. It always seems to happen at this time of year.

My body doesn't acclimate well to the decrease in temperatures. You'd think I'd be immune to this, considering I've always lived in Maine. No sirree, Bob. I get cold just like everyone else and I get colds just like everyone…


Added by Jenna Beaulieu on September 12, 2012 at 11:27am — No Comments

Reclaiming Sundays

{Photo taken from the top of Cadillac Mountain | Bar Harbor, ME | September 2011}​

Yesterday I woke up with purpose. I was determined to have a relaxing day at home. No housework, no…


Added by Jenna Beaulieu on September 10, 2012 at 9:17am — 3 Comments

Flashcard Philosophy: Gardening As Therapy

[originally appeared at http://upcountry-living.com/2012/9/7/flashcard-philosophy-gardening-as-therapy]

Pursuing hobbies and passions is therapeutic. Even at the beginning, when you're discovering that you love to do something, your thoughts and actions are…


Added by Jenna Beaulieu on September 7, 2012 at 9:17am — 2 Comments

Garden Salad with Sour Cream

I wash each harvest from my garden and I go about it with meticulous care. Each pea pod is rubbed and scrubbed under lukewarm water (I can't handle cold water running over my hands for long periods of time, because, frankly, I'm a sissy). Each spinach, lettuce and basil leaf is cleaned. Pretty soon, each tomator will be thoroughly washed…


Added by Jenna Beaulieu on August 2, 2012 at 8:54am — 1 Comment



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