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The Irony of Food Pricing

The Irony of Food Pricing

| February 25, 2015 | 8 Replies

While shopping at Whole Foods this past week, I was struck (again) by the irony of food pricing. As I have recently given up modern wheat and most gluten, I have stepped up buying raw nuts. In 2007, the government issued a law that said all almonds grown in the U.S. must be pasteurized. But, […]

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Birthday Reflections, Valentine’s Day Style

Birthday Reflections, Valentine’s Day Style

| February 14, 2015 | 15 Replies

Birthday Reflections, Valentine’s Day Style. My mother likes to reflect that I was born on Valentine’s Day during an historic ice storm. She doesn’t remember a whole lot about the biggest event in my life, since the local doctor put women to sleep to deliver babies back then. My father drove 22 miles over slippery […]

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Four Fun-filled Primarily Paleo Days with a Midwife Blogger

Four Fun-filled Primarily Paleo Days with a Midwife Blogger

| January 27, 2015 | Reply

I just spent the last four fun-filled primarily paleo days with a midwife blogger. This is an incredible story. Prepare to be amazed. The internet does a couple of things really well, inform and connect. You can learn how to do almost anything on the internet (how do you think I learned to garden?) and you […]

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Some Thoughts at the End of the Year

Some Thoughts at the End of the Year

| December 31, 2014 | 8 Replies

Some thoughts at the end of the year, and how technology has changed my life. ~ My first conscious thought this morning, after the initial recognition that the wind was blowing and I hate wind (unless I’m in Hawaii), was, Walker is never going to live at home again. I had woken at 5:30AM, and […]

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Happy Holidays from Late Bloomer!

Happy Holidays from Late Bloomer!

| December 20, 2014 | Reply

Happy Holidays from Late Bloomer! To all those who have subscribed this year and to regular followers, I want to thank each and every one for your support. I hope I have inspired you just a little this year to get your hands dirty and try growing your own food. And don’t forget the flowers! […]

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December Blooms in Southern California!

December Blooms in Southern California!

| December 18, 2014 | 6 Replies

December Blooms in Southern California! While many gardens are buried in snow or frost, and gardeners are dreaming of their spring gardens, a few plants are blooming in the Late Bloomer garden and I thought I would share. Hopefully, they will offer a little sunshine into your day! As I didn’t plant a full-scale winter […]

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Learning about Raccoons

Learning about Raccoons

| December 15, 2014 | 5 Replies

I’ve been learning about raccoons this week. I had hired wildlife capture professionals Animal Capture Wildlife Control to humanely trap and relocate raccoons that have been digging in my garden since September. Three traps were set on December 9th. The first raccoon was caught and relocated two days later. Read about that in “The Connection Between June Bugs […]

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The Connection Between June Bugs & Raccoons

The Connection Between June Bugs & Raccoons

| December 11, 2014 | 4 Replies

The connection between June bugs & raccoons is grubs. Something has been digging up my garden since September. I was pretty sure it was a raccoon. Raccoons are omnivores (they eat food of plant or animal origin), very smart, and take every opportunity to look for food. They dig for grubs, then they wash their muddy hands […]

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Tribute to an Allotment and a Loving Father

Tribute to an Allotment and a Loving Father

| December 7, 2014 | 2 Replies

Tribute to an allotment and a loving father is “Save the Last Dance for Me” by English writer Dallas Dyson at http://crazytraintotinkytown.com/. I connected with Dallas when I first published Late Bloomer Show as a blog in 2012, and though many of my first WordPress followers disappeared when I converted my blog to a full-service website, Dallas […]

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Make the Most of the Rain Event, Plant!

Make the Most of the Rain Event, Plant!

| December 2, 2014 | 2 Replies

Make the most of the rain event, plant! I’d been rather ashamed that I hadn’t planted anything for a fall/winter garden. The wonderful garlic I harvested in June still sat in my kitchen, and, many packets of seeds waited, neatly filed in a box. I had made all manner of excuses, but the long and short of […]

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