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Quote of the Day: Galileo Galilei

April 13th, 2014

“I’ve loved the stars to fondly to be fearful of the night”

– Galileo Galilei

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I love the night stars and the moon as well. There’s nothing better than sitting out on a clear night watching the sky.

Do you enjoy stargazing?

Planting by the Moon

December 3rd, 2009

I’ve always found the idea of planting by the moon fascinating, yet kind of confusing as well. I haven’t read about it in depth, so I don’t know much about it. I hear the phases of the moon have an affect on the moisture in the soil, how seeds sprout and it leaf and root growth.
When I saw this full moon on Tuesday night it reminded me that I want to spend some time this winter reading about this topic. I’ll have to look up a few books about it and add them to my winter reading list (which is already getting quite long).

Anyone have experience planting by the moon? Any good book recommendations for those of us new to the subject?

Reading & Watching

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.