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Location:  Shelby Township, MI

Day Job:  Systems Analyst

The Digs:  Backyard

Crops:  Basil, Bell Peppers, Chile Peppers, Cucumbers, Green beans, Jalepeno Peppers, Melons, Potatoes, Raspberries, Squash, Tomatoes

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  Relieves the stress of sitting in front of a computer all day. I love canning my own produce!


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  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on April 6th, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Wow! Everything in your pictures looks so lush.

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  • Posted by: lissakevin on January 31st, 2011 at 07:18 pm

    I love canning, too!! I actually won 2nd place on some items I entered in the State Fair!

  • Posted by: ebonierika on January 31st, 2011 at 04:50 pm

    i still need to learn how to can. thanks for inspiration.

  • Posted by: Antifreesz on January 31st, 2011 at 01:15 pm

    I love canning too!

  • Posted by: Green Desert on January 31st, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Congrats on Farmer of the day. I'm in front of a computer about 10 hours a day. My urban farming is my escape.

  • Posted by: schmandr on January 31st, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Congrats on your big day!

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on January 31st, 2011 at 05:22 am

    Congrats on being farmer of the day.

    I too have raised garden beds in the backyard.

    Have a great farmer of the day.

  • Posted by: Groundbreaker on January 31st, 2011 at 03:43 am

    Congrats on Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on September 30th, 2010 at 07:16 am

    Canning does have a way of relieving stress doesn't it? I haven't canned this year but plan on doing a lot next year.

    I spent 40 years in front of a computer so I feel your pain.

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