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See the Movie or Read the Book – or Both!

Hayefield late December 2012

The calendar says it’s just turned winter, but as far as I’m concerned, we’re already well on our way to spring. I used to wait until March to do my outdoor cleanup, trying to get every last bit of enjoyment out of the garden before giving up on the previous year’s display. Unfortunately, the voles also got a great deal of enjoyment out of that approach, and I eventually had to switch to cutting down both the garden and meadow in mid- to late fall so the voles were forced to find other places to spend the winter.

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Horticulture’s Best Gardening Blogs 2011

BestGdnBlog_Badge21Many thanks to Jenny Koester and Horticulture magazine for adding Hayefield to their list of “Best Gardening Blogs 2011.” Here’s a rundown of the other blogs chosen to date, as far as I can tell (my apologies if I missed any):

Turning Your Garden Blog into an E-book

Offbeat Edibles coverClearly, I don’t have enough to do, if I have time to be playing around with e-publishing options. But it’s cold and snowing out (April Fool’s Day, indeed), and though I do have real work to do, investigating the world of e-books is way more absorbing at the moment. I’ve been surprised at how easy it is to create one, and I thought the rest of you might be interested in reading about some of the options I’ve found and experimented with.

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Welcome to Hayefield

Hayefield July 4 2007

Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra

When I started blogging with the others at Gardening Gone Wild late last summer, I knew there was no shortage of topics to write about at that time, because there was so much going on in the garden. As fall approached, though, I heard of a few garden blogs taking a hiatus for the “off season,” and I wondered if most garden bloggers disappeared during the winter. Well, far from it, apparently: seems to me that the garden-blogging community keeps on going (and growing) no matter what the weather.

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