Author Archives: Judy@NewEnglandGardenAndThread

About Judy@NewEnglandGardenAndThread

Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.


This month gets my gardening engine revving up. The weather is warm enough to be outside, it rains frequently and keeps the plants watered, and everything is green and colorful. I picked the last of the daffodills yesterday and have … Continue reading

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It’s gardening season, that’s for sure. Last Saturday, I worked at a Master Gardener project with my friend, Sue, where we were trying to bring back four small kitchen gardens at the Colonel Paul Wentworth House. The previous Wednesday morning … Continue reading

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Photography and Fabric

There are so many exceptional photographers in our blogging community, I’d have to insert a list block, and then I’d still probably forget one. The amazing photography that we are allowed to view is truly right up there on the … Continue reading

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A Nor’easter blew in, and it brought me a shed. 🙂 We have been talking about getting a small garden shed for a couple of years, and found this 8′ x 8′ one made by a young man in Casco, … Continue reading

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Blocks and Seeds

I decided I was moving forward, and I watched a variety of YouTube videos on how to use the block instead of the classic editor. The number one reason was that they are continuing to update it, and I decided … Continue reading

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I didn’t post last week because there wasn’t a lot to report. I’m working on a fabric piece, my seedlings, asparagus, and grapes are doing well, I have even been able to do a ‘little’ spring cleanup outside, plus I … Continue reading

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This Monday morning the wind chill is well below zero after a couple of almost 60° days last week. The majority of the snow has melted, sap is running across the area, and my seedlings are doing well. All good … Continue reading

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Sowing seeds, buying plants, or both?  Both. 🙂 I’ve used a big five-shelf unit with lights that is perfect, but as I ‘mature’ dragging all of that down from the attic is a real challenge. So, the last few years, … Continue reading

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Thank you!

As of last Friday, we have received both shots of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine as part of the first wave of the >65 age group. We only traveled 8 minutes from home, and we’ve had no negative reactions. Check that milestone … Continue reading

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I know it’s shocking, but it’s still winter here. 🙂 Snow coming this afternoon, and we made a return trip to Alton Bay to check out the bobhouses before the fishing derby started this past weekend. We got a bonus … Continue reading

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