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Four Sauerkrauts

Four Sauerkrauts

When I was a girl, my mom and I would make regular road trips down to Washington state to visit my grandparents. I remember in particular that my grandparents loved sauerkraut. I couldn’t wrap my head around it – how could rotting cabbage be anything […]

Wicking Bed – Big Announcement (2 of 3)

Wicking Bed – Big Announcement (2 of 3)

In my last post I mentioned that I was putting the finishing touches on my second announcement, and I’m very happy to be able to make that announcement today. Here it is: You may be looking at the above picture and thinking to yourself, “Uh-huh. […]

Old Woman’s Summer

Old Woman’s Summer

Today I stood barefoot On the baking mulch pathway Of my garden’s path in old woman’s summer Filling myself with raspberries Engorged and dripping Their last triumphant burst Before the autumn rain Memories of summers In my grandmother’s garden Unaware of the evidence Of the […]

Root and Bud

Root and Bud

So I figured it was about time to explain the name of this blog, Root and Bud, a little bit more. I think the reason that it has taken me some time to write this post is that I was struggling to find words to […]

Beauty and Deliciousness: Guiding Principles and Plans for Root and Bud

Beauty and Deliciousness: Guiding Principles and Plans for Root and Bud

Well, I’ve been at this blogging thing for a few months now and I’ve learned a LOT, which is fantastic, as learning was one of the key reasons that I started this blog in the first place. I would like to share a few of […]

Who am I and what am I doing here?

Who am I and what am I doing here?

Hi, I’m Shannon. Welcome to my little social networking experiment called blogging. If you are reading this, thanks! I started this blog initially for myself.  I love to garden, I love shopping in my garden, and I love to come up with recipes inspired by […]