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Favorite Posts from 2014

As we wrap up the year, I thought it might be fun to see what posts on Trains&Tutus have been visited the most often.  Some of them, such as the number one post that went viral on Pinterest, I already knew about, but others I found interesting that they made the list.  If you’re a […]

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One Day 2014: An Instagram Photo Challenge

Yesterday, I joined the Hollywood Housewife for a photo challenge called “One Day.”  The premise was basically to document in photos — the mundane, the big, the little, the messy, the “real” from morning to night for one day.  We used the tag #OneDayHH to keep up with everyone’s pictures — I challenge you to go […]

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Garden Chronicles

This week in the garden: Finally picked my first squash (it was a cute round lemon squash)! Squash Borer – 2, Mama Tutu – 1.  I lost 2 plants to the dreaded vine borer, but saved one!  I managed to cut the borer out of the squash and replant without separating the vine completely from […]

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Top Left: Sunflower Top Right: Pasilla Pepper Bottom Right: Red Leaf Lettuce Bottom Left: Tomatoes

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Top left: Squash bloom Top right: Borage pods/seeds Bottom right: Zinnia Bottom left: Pasilla Bajio peppers  

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Garden Chronicles

This week in the garden: Tiny tomatoes! Finally! Peppers are rocking! Green beans are too… I think we’ll have enough mature ones to enjoy a batch for dinner next week! All types of squash plants are blooming, although the plants themselves are still pretty small. Cucumber plants are starting to flower, but they’re not quite […]

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Backyard Birdwatching

We recently added two bird baths to the back yard.  One we keep filled with water and one we keep filled with birdseed.  Birds eat bad bugs out of the garden, plus they’re fun to watch and listen to. We have a bunch of little songbirds that have been hanging out in the back yard. […]

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Top Left: Potato Leaves/Flowers Top Right: Roma Green Beans (bush) Bottom Right: Nasturtium flower/leaves Bottom Left: Oregano clippings

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Top Left: Borage leaf & flower Top Right: Cilantro pods/seeds Bottom Right: Tomato leaf Bottom Left: Grape leaf

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Top Left:  Potato Leaves Top Right: Geranium flowers Bottom Right:  Dill Sprig Bottom Left: Rose

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