Farmgirl School

"It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life." -Tolkien

Today the weather breaks.  I believe that was our last freeze and cold spell until next autumn.  I hope so.  I plan to get all the summer crops in in the next few days.  We don’t have a long growing season here and we have to hustle once it’s time to plant.  I will go …

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I have a few books to recommend that really inspired me.  So grab a big glass of lemonade and a porch swing and enjoy. The first one is “Off On Our Own; Living Off-Grid in Comfortable Independence” by Ted Carns.  He details how he and his wife have lived in an off-grid house and off …

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I cannot believe how amazing my quarter acre garden is this year.  Twenty years of gardening, and I finally have the garden I thought up in January!  At this altitude, I have never seen corn over seven feet tall as it is now.  I have a pumpkin that is almost ready and it is early …

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I am highly forgetful.  I have selective memory and I forget from one year to the next what that season is actually like.  I imagine long leisurely days in a hammock with a cold drink, the breeze slightly lifting my hair, a sleeping dog at my side for the summer.  (that cloud is actually smoke…) …

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There are two kinds of people at the farmers’ market.  The first one comes up to the farmer’s booth and says, “Where is the corn?”  He/she will kindly reply that it is May.  Geez, it snowed last week, where the heck would corn come from?  Here it is June and people are demanding peppers, tomatoes, …

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