Category Archives: Travel

Photo Friday: A Smoky Retreat

My wife and I just got back from a trip to the Smoky Mountains. It’s been over ten years since we were last there, though we weren’t too far away a couple of years ago when we visited Asheville, NC. … Continue reading

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This and That

I’ve been busy the last couple of days doing inventory on my seed stores and planning my 2016 seed orders. I store most of my seeds in ziploc bags inside plastic boxes, organized into various groups like brassicas, salad greens, … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: Biltmore House and Gardens

During our recent trip to Asheville, NC, we toured the magnificent Biltmore Estate. This mansion was built by George W Vanderbilt II and completed in 1895. It is the largest privately owned house in the U.S., with 178,926 square feet … Continue reading

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Frozen, Thawed and Re-Frozen

It is safe to say that many folks in the U.S. will long remember the winter of 2013-14. Whether those will be fond memories, or not, I guess depends on the individual! My wife and I managed to get away … Continue reading

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