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How We Spent Our 2nd Anniversary

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Tyler and I just celebrated 2 years of marriage! Being that we have a massive garden, we chose to spend anniversary numero dos similarly to how we spent our first anniversary... a stay-cation!!! So we...
 Harvested most of our garden! We dug up our carrots (that are somehow albino. They were orange last year and its seed gave us this. They taste great though!), radishes, green onions, a plethora of hot peppers, tomatoes (the green ones are in a brown bag ripening), bell peppers, eggplant, and cucumber. We still have a few pepper plants, potatoes, onions, beets, and various herbs that we did not dig up yet.
 We covered the garden beds with all of our compost after emptying 11 garden beds, planted bulbs and flower seeds for next spring, pulled weeds and grass out of beds and rock, and cut a bundle of each our herbs and hung them up to dry. 
 We cut back our very first garden bed in order to make room for the new greenhouse! This garden bed was a bit over grown with mint and sage and then h…

I Got Published!

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Greetings friends! I wanted to write a quick post to let you all know that I am officially a published author! It all started about 5 years ago when my coworker and I decided to apply for the Research Fellowship at our work. It entailed learning how to perform research and actually conducting a research study over the course of a year. We had been talking among our colleagues about how we always saw patients who were NPO (nothing by mouth) watching the Food Network Channel, which we always thought must be complete torture! Then we wondered if these patients were on to something... I know that when I am hungry and I see something that looks delicious my mouth waters, which is the first step in peristalsis (food digestion, motility, and eventual elimination), so maybe, just maybe, these folks were actually making their bowels wake up faster! So that was the premise of our research study.

It took a year to learn how to perform research, write our proposal, and then get accepted. Then ano…