May 21st, 2019- SNOW. I wouldn’t say that it is out of the question for Colorado to get snow this late but I personally have never witnessed snow past the 14th or so. Really, everywhere along the front range, folks … Continue reading The Little City Greenhouse
That was probably the most common question asked in my grandparent’s home. Where did the time go? They would be telling a story about a friend who used to live there, or the neighbor and her daughter, or look at how tall … Continue reading Where Did the Time Go?
I have spoken at many events over the years, from small gatherings, for the Master Gardener’s Program, to large sustainability and gardening shows. I take the fear out of gardening. Dispel the idea that you need a backhoe to clear … Continue reading Planting Basics Q&A
We started our farm when the girls were young teenagers. They spent hours in the chicken coop with the new chicks, cooing to and naming them. Tempers would flare and they would take their own time out among the soft … Continue reading Farm Heroes and the New Chicken Yard, Greenhouse, and Shed.
I would love to say that I am super handy or a DIY kind of farmgirl. But, I am not. I can think of all sorts of clever alternatives though that don’t require more than a screwdriver! I am in … Continue reading Tunnel of Arbors (and how I made ours)
It was over sixty degrees for a pocket of time yesterday without its normal accompanying arctic wind to ruin all of the fun. I sat in a lawn chair, my face to the sun intermittently reading and sipping a glass … Continue reading The First Warm Day in the Garden (onions, garlic, rhubarb, and the elusive robin)
Over the years I have written about many ways to start seeds and they all have one thing in common, a simulated greenhouse. Now, every year I think I will have a real greenhouse. Surely by the time I need … Continue reading Starting Seeds in Salad Containers
I am done reading seed catalogues for the season. I got my extensive order in and am dreaming and scheming up all sorts of garden plans. From indoors, on my sofa, with a cup of great coffee and my sleeping … Continue reading Winter Book List 2019
Gardening need not be expensive nor incredibly difficult. By necessity I have come up with ways to make widespread, prolific gardens quickly and easy on the homestead pocket. The first thing that is imperative to a great garden is compost. … Continue reading Putting the Garden to Bed (compost, adding new beds, bulbs, and there’s no place like home)
The end of summer. ‘Twas yesterday eve that I felt the shift. The night temperatures would fall much too cold for summer crops. I gathered my long shawl- orange and reds to match the changing leaves- across my hair and … Continue reading The End of Summer