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Cupcakes for eggplants

Transplanting an eggplant

I had some assistance with setting out the midsummer garden from one of our neighbors up the street. She's willing to trade an hour under the hot June sun for an hour in my well-stocked kitchen scratching her baking itch. Since said neighbor leaves half of the chocolate cupcakes here for me and Mark to snack on, I figure that's a win-win.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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I think that's an excellent bargain (and you might have the better end of the deal)! Keep her thinking that gardening is fun and you'll be knee deep in cupcakes!
Comment by Rhonda from Baddeck Fri Jun 29 18:43:25 2018
That's the sweetest story ever and what a gift to be able to get to know your neighbours the way you have. Good job!
Comment by Heather Thu Jul 5 21:26:26 2018

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