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Starving to death: the “luck” of the Irish

Originally posted on Auburn Meadow Farm:
“The Almighty, indeed, sent the potato blight, but the English created the Famine.” — Irish national activist, solicitor & political journalist, John Mitchel _________________________________________________________________________ My family came to America from Ireland in the early 1900’s…

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Rhododendron ponticum – much more than just an invasive weed

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Crop of the month: Potato

The Moon was full last night so let’s celebrate harvest. You can see other posts in this series by following my ‘harvest’ tag. This month, instead of the start of a crop’s harvest, I’ll write about one that’s recently ended. … Continue reading

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