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2014 Salsa Garden is Taking Root

The salsa garden has been planted and is ready for the 2014 growing season here in North Carolina. I planted the garden in late April. I usually do it on Good Friday, but I’d been traveling a lot and the … Continue reading

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Red Hat Craft Fair: A huge success for salsa and books

On Thursday, December 12, I participated in my first Red Hat Craft Fair. It’s an event held at Red Hat headquarters where the crafty folks or their spouses/family members get a chance to sell their home goods to Red Hatters. … Continue reading

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Garden Report for 2013: Over 2000 Tomatoes and Peppers

It was a good year for salsa at Ramsgate Manor. It was also the first year for my garden in full sun. Last fall, we had a 70+ year old Oak tree removed that was struggling with a disease. We … Continue reading

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2012 Garden Results and Notes

The garden this year started in mid April with a variety of tomatoes and peppers. I kept track of the incoming crop, took notes along the way, and tallied up the totals. I planted a bunch of different tomatoes: Early … Continue reading

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The 2012 Salsa Garden

I finally got the vegetable garden going. With the wacky weather we’ve been having, I decided to wait until after April 15th to get this years garden in the ground. I took Friday off of work and got the green … Continue reading

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New Knock Out Garden

We had our work cut-out for us last weekend. The project list looked something like this: weed the garden, mow the lawn, weed eat, edge, trim the pond liner, add protective netting to the pond, re-pot elephant ears, plant new … Continue reading

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Update on our Outdoor Living Space

You may remember that we started exploring creating more outdoor living space here at Ramsgate Manor. The project is well underway and taking a bit longer than we had expected. Construction started in early May. We were planning on being … Continue reading

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First Early Girls of the Season

The garden is doing well. Despite being away for most of the month of May, my neighbors helped out and kept things watered and growing. Late last week, the first of green tomatoes started to turn a yellowish-orange. I had … Continue reading

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Salsa Garden Grove

After running the Flying Pirate Half Marathon on Sunday, April 10, I took this past Monday off from work. My initial plan was rest up and use it as a recovery day. That’s not how it turned out.

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Creating Outdoor Living Space

Merri Beth and I have been toying with the idea of adding a patio and a new deck on the second level of the home. We like spending so much time outside, we want to create more outdoor space for … Continue reading

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