Power in Numbers (farmgirl power)

3×5 feet of peas planted in early April.  The result?  Three servings of peas.  I kid you not.  Peas might be wiser to grow vertically up an existing fence leaving precious ground space for other veggies.  I used tomato cages for them to grow up on and it worked wonders and they looked great.  I…

Affordable Fencing (and pasture rotation)

I have a lovely dream of a freshly painted house, garage/”barn”, and chicken coop.  Surrounded by lines of crisp white picket fencing.  I priced it out.  Over a thousand dollars.  Now, I need to be realistic.  I did not come into any money and this is a farm.  Vinyl it is.  For around $300 I can…

What’s Bugging Me

Last year I watched helplessly as the black bugs took the leaves from the collards, cabbages, kale, and cauliflower within minutes.  They are back this year but I have been fending them off.  No one will buy kale and collard leaves with frilly, lacey holes all throughout so I eat those myself.  I would enjoy…

Clash of the Farm and City (true story)

Okay, these things really happened last week.  This is how you know if someone is not a farmgirl. 1. Someone walked up to the booth and asked Nancy if our goat’s milk soap was moldy cheese. (Doesn’t look like Ivory soap, I guess.) 2. I have counted at least twenty people come up to the…

Knee High by 4th of July

6500 feet above sea level.  17 week growing season.  Water bill through the roof.  Knee high by 4th of July.  Folks, I think we are going to have corn this year!  (Not the gnome sized stuff we had last year….)

Miss Maryjane Rose

Just about 16 weeks ago my blog post that day (after three days of silence) had the most views of any of my writings since I started this farm blog last November.  A Child Was Born was anticipated and we all waited with baited breath for the safe arrival of this darling child.  My first…

Farm Dreams Unfolding

Pumpkin Hollow Farm is really coming together.  Thank you, Rod for making this beautiful hand carved sign for the farm.  Thanks to my friend, Deb, for helping me get past my twenty year plateau in farming. (Water more, for crying out loud!)  Nancy for praising my garden every time she sees it and for being my…

The Entertaining Farmgirl’s Summer Party

Ever the Entertaining Farmgirl I must host shin digs.  It is my inner Martha Stewart.  Our summer party is my favorite.  Our friends are like dear family to us and to have everyone together is a blessing and a cause for celebration.  We can stretch out when we have the party outdoors instead of crammed…