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Mi-mars

16 mars, 2017 jeudi 49 degrees, cloudy 12 mph, SSE wind March in the Illinois country jardin has always been somewhat of a wild journey, and this year is no exception. The mild winter has produced little snow and rain … Continue reading

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Neige de printemps

16 Mars 2014 Dimanche (Sunday) 31 F, Snow 14 mph NNE wind Snow. Four days until the arrival of spring and winter is reluctant to release its grip in the Illinois country. We continue to endure the temperature extremes with … Continue reading

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La chasse pour le plaqueminier indigene (The hunt for the wild persimmon)

20 Février, Wednesday 25 degrees F Cloudy, Winds 5 N Dreams of the approaching spring linger in these changeable days of February. In anticipation of the upcoming Jardin Potager season at Fort de Chartres, final orders of heirloom seeds are … Continue reading

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Été

4 June, Saturday 95 degrees F Sunny, Light Wind The date does not reflect the true summer season, but the first weekend in June heralds the beginning of the summer for those of us in the Illinois Country. It is … Continue reading

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Printemps

17 April, Sunday 74 Degrees F Sunny, Light Winds Traveling to the fort today, through the winding roads in Illinois farmland,  the air truly felt like spring. In the weeks since the last posting, rains have been frequent, with temperatures … Continue reading

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