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About Clio

I am an organic gardener with thirty years experience, a former minister, a former home-schooler, (they grew up), a current clarinet and flute player, knitter and spinner, and swimmer. I am interested in food security issues, food and policy issues, food preservation and encouraging people to become more aware and pro-active about their own food supply. I teach home food preservation, especially water bath and pressure canning, beginning organic gardening using bio-intensive methods, and give talks on food and food security for groups.

50th..Death and Destruction and Royalty at Caernarvon

Our hostess in Bala, Wales has the fabulous job of helping farmers in the surrounding counties develop value added products to enhance their incomes and retain their farms and their way of life. You can imagine how happy we were … Continue reading

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50th Rome, England

On Friday we went to Rome. Or some of what is left of it in England. In the Victorian era the game master of a Lord Elton was hunting and his dog followed a rabbit and in the scramble and … Continue reading

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50th….First the Ridiculous…

We took a side trip to an animal park and garden that is near Cheltonham because I wanted to see the garden. It was pretty neat, all sorts of tropical plants, temperate ones and all sorts of desert pleants. Then … Continue reading

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Stonehenge: The Continuing Story

Yesterday we drove over to Stonehenge to see if it is still standing and I am glad to report that a good deal of it still is. Over the last several millinia some of the stones have fallen, some have … Continue reading

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CHECK CLIOSGARDEN.COM FOR THE 1ST POST

Hello everyone, Face book did not publish my first post because it thought I didn’t exist over here. If you want to read all about the London Eye go to cliosgarden.com and you will find it there. Clio

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50th Salisbury Cathedral

Years ago I saw a picture of Salisbury Cathedral painted by J.M.W.Turner and when I am not using War of the Worlds wallpaper on my screens I use his painting. It is a pastoral scene and does not in any … Continue reading

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Our 50th Anniversary Trip to England

Hello everyone, We left our luggage at the B&B and headed for the London Eye as soon as we hit town. We didn’t make our reservation time so stopped for the first food in many hours. Then we found that … Continue reading

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It is Time to Think About Your Seed Order

The old year has not even ended…why should you think about your seed order now? Well, for several reasons. The first is that there has been a resurgence of home gardening to rival the victory gardens of WWII and there … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal

  On August 18, 2020 women in the United States will have had the vote for one hundred years. I propose that from now until then and including the presidential election in November of 2020 that no woman in the … Continue reading

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Back to Clio’s Garden

Its been a long time since I wrote in this blog….the world was too much with me and other members of my family…but I am back with my fingers tickling the keys. I have not been idle, however. Eric and … Continue reading

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