George Bonnema
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Back to normal temperature is a good thing even though those above average days were easy to get used to. Pushing spring that hard in March would most likely have some tough consequences later … more
This week has been amazing. My adrenaline has been so high I can hardly wait until it gets light in the morning so I can be working outside! The time change was good and the weather has been … more
Welcome to spring! Snow is melting, days are getting noticeably longer, and we get to start outdoor chores … yea! Well, that’s a yea for me anyway. Last week I talked about … more
Well, we survived January and February and now March is the indication of spring that I need. Garden center stores are stocking the supplies we will need in a few weeks, and just walking … more
Just in case you’ve been wondering … yes, I’m still in Luverne … in spite of my “retirement” and in spite of it being January! Going south to spend the … more
I’ve just returned from visiting a world I never dreamed I’d see. We were in New Zealand for two weeks and then in Australia for the next two weeks. We traveled with Road Scholar … more
It is Monday and I am sooooooooooo happy!  I just finished getting a water feature set up and running in my yard … not a big deal except for the fact that I have been going to do … more
It is October and for the most part, my gardens are shutting down. I am still harvesting spinach, kale, broccoli and carrots, but with the onset of cool weather and the shortening days, the … more
The first frost of each autumn is my dread … well, I survived it again, and the damage was bad enough in spite of my attempt at protecting the tender plants. The pots I could move into … more
I hope your garden has been as productive as mine has been this year. It seems as if I have spent a lot of time harvesting the last two weeks. This morning I loaded the dehydrator with Roma … more
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