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Uncovering Spring

I had a fabulous weekend. Well, half fabulous. Sunday I worked an eight hour day, but Saturday! Saturday I got out into the garden for the first time. The photo beside this post is a happy me, out raking leaves off the bulbs. My tulips and daffodils were starting to smother under their winter blanket, and I have definitely been smothering after a cooped up winter. . . . → Read More: Uncovering Spring

Last Ice, First Daffodil

Every place has its spring rituals. A few days ago I read about the spring ice lottery in Nenana, Alaska. Since 1917, each year this town has held a lottery to bet on exactly when the Tanana River will “go out”, or melt. In early March, townspeople erect a tall tripod of painted spruce logs, . . . → Read More: Last Ice, First Daffodil

Everything Old Is New Again

You may notice that Mulberry Jam is looking different today. Coincidentally, I’ve also redesigned my professional website at That re-design was neither quick nor simple, and I’m very glad it’s finally launched. I’d love to know what you think about both new designs. Please drop me a line via e-mail to let me know what you think. All opinions welcomed, positive or negative. . . . → Read More: Everything Old Is New Again