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)
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
I am the self proclaimed queen of putting in a garden anywhere. At our last house the sandy, gravelly, ant hill of a driveway became a lush corn field and herb spiral. The front yard became a three sisters garden. The side yard held myriads of delicious orbs and buckets held treasures of vegetables as well. Here at our new rented farm we didn’t have a place to put the pumpkin patch. Lordy, how can we be Pumpkin Hollow Farm without pumpkins? There is a 650 square foot garden fenced in for all of our seeds to set up shop. … Continue reading Creating a Three Sisters Garden (anywhere)
There is something going on in my root cellar…growing rather. I was casually going to get a potato that I so lovingly stored last fall, out of the five gallon bucket that held them nestled in soft straw….I opened the lid and that came out! All I wanted was some nice fried potatoes with green peppers and onions, their mouth watering scent waking up the house…but I got some kind of sea monster instead. Now, this could be my fault (it rarely is), for I probably should not have skimmed the book on root cellaring. I started out reading it but as … Continue reading The Root Cellar has Legs!