Grandma’s Garden is Growing!


We have exciting news!  Grandma’s Garden by the Lake is developing a video book series.  Our print on demand version will soon be available on Amazon. “GRANDMA AND THE TIGER” We will also be releasing the digital audio version with narration and original music.  Stay tuned for more on this exciting development!

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Where’s the Show?


  I received a question from Big Jack.  He’s wondering about the status of “Grandma’s Garden”.  Great news!  Editing of the pilot episode of our video series is complete.  Click on this post and then scroll to the end to find the link to view the pilot episode.  We will continue to market the program, finding someone who is interested in developing the video idea with us further.  But we are also developing new methods …

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Leaves and Me


  Do you feel happy today?  I feel happy on most days, but not every day.   On those days when I’m not so happy, I usually try to go outside and see what I can see.  Somehow I always seem to find something that makes me change my mind about how I feel.  Look what I found that made me feel happy today! So many leaves, each one unique.  Leaves come in all shapes, …

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Harvest Time


I’ve been spending time in my garden lately with some of my good friends.  Let me show you what we’ve found! Digging for potatoes is hard work.  But finding those treasures is worth it! It’s a good idea to start with your gloves and an empty bucket. And don’t forget the shovel. Team Work. Thankful for friends who like to work together. We found one! Red potatoes, white potatoes, garlic and onions,   red onions …

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Happy Birthday, Johnny Appleseed!


Did you know that Johnny Appleseed was a real person?  Some people think he came from someone’s imagination, from a made up story, a fictional character.  But he was alive once just like you and me.  He loved the forest and trees of all kinds, but he especially loved apple trees.  He even enjoyed walking in among the trees in his bare feet! Johnny Appleseed was born in Massachusetts on September 26th in the year …

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My Rhubarb is feeling a little sad…


  I received a question recently from Julie.  She said her rhubarb she planted this spring is beginning to wilt.  She’s giving it plenty of water, so it’s not thirsty.  I wonder why it’s doing that?  It’s a little like solving a mystery, isn’t it?  Let’s think about what makes a plant healthy and maybe we’ll discover why this one is not looking so healthy. A plant needs four things to grow well. 1.  Water …

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Too Many Raspberries? Not possible…


I received a question today from Becky regarding her raspberries.  The berries are so heavy that the tops of the bushes are falling over.  Becky wondered if staking them with taller stakes might help.  I think that’s a very good idea.  You could try that, or you could just invite some friends to come over and they could help pick the raspberries.  Then you could all sit down together, eat the berries one by one …

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Hunting for Treasure


I went hunting for treasure today in my yard and look what I found!!!     MMMMMMM….. Do you know the name of the plant I found?  The fruit is red and small with lots of bumps. The leaves are green with spiky edges.  The stems of the plants have little prickles.  The plants are probably just about as tall as you. RASPBERRIES!!! Have you ever been hunting for treasure in your yard?  What did you find?  …

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Leif Erikson Park


We opened the gate a bit wider on “Grandma’s Garden” last night at Leif Erikson Park.  Good music, good friends, good food.  It was a beautiful night in Duluth, MN.  The waves of the Great Lake Superior were crashing behind us as the waves of little children were rolling in from the hills in front.  “Mr. Rogers” even stopped by at the end of the concert with a wave of his own.   Thank you …

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