TABLE OF CONTENTS
Grandma’s Famous Peach Pie
This year I was sure to win the prize.
Until . . . .
NOTE: My Apology
“Grandma’s Famous Peach Pie” is the first story in the new Summer Issue. Touching and well-told, it’s a tale with true heart.
And with a prizewinning pie crust recipe, too! Only your absent-minded Editor left out one ingredient: 1-3/4 cup shortening (to go with the flour, salt, sugar). I am really sorry. My mistake.
I hope now you can enjoy the pie as well as the piece (grin)!
The mouse that left me artistic presents.
(This is an actual photo of one of Mousí’s gifts.)
SPECIAL! Read this story now!
What, We Weed?
Outsmarted by my daughters.
War of the Lotus
Had my mother finally met her match?
People in the past didn’t like it anymore than I do.
Granny and The Mole
The day my grandmother got desperate.
A Summer Crossword Puzzle
Just for gardeners.
(20 DOWN: “Sorry, those plants are currently __ [abbrev.])
What happened after I found one in my parents’ garden.
Long Live the Queen of the FPBs
Mike McGrath’s adventures as a garden trashpicker.
My childhood business succeeded—
thanks to a very gracious neighbor.
Tastes Better Stolen
How I stopped my squash thief.
This ought to get your kids to help out
in the garden.
An Amish farmer shares his love of the land (book excerpt).
The Future Rose
An ailing woman leaves a plant for her daughter.
. . . including . . .
Our highest assurance of the goodness of Providence
seems to me to rest in the flowers.
All other things,
our powers, our desires, our food,
are all really necessary for our existence in the first instance.
But this rose is an extra.
Its smell and its color are an embellishment of life,
not a condition of it. It is only goodness which gives extras,
and so I say again that
we have much to hope from the flowers.
—Sir Arthur Conan Doyle