Already I can feel the air shifting, changing. I had been watching the birds and animals a month before the Farmer’s Almanac predicted a hard winter. My crops are finishing up weeks early, ready to be placed asleep beneath layers of heady … Continue reading This Year’s Secrets of the Garden
I pour myself more sludge (strong coffee) as I write, the world encompassed in white, me not trying not to fall under SAD (seasonal affective disorder), knowing in a few weeks I will be planting those first seeds. I told … Continue reading How to Make Raised Garden Beds Easily and On the Cheap
Novella Carpenter has captured me. I am having trouble leaving the book alone long enough to get my work done! I am busy dreaming up crazy ideas, nodding and crying with her, smiling at her triumphs, comparing them to my … Continue reading Farm City
We need a bigger garden in the next house! This is always our mantra. The next house will indeed have a bigger garden and I will inevitably run out of space. We have already begun saying it again. This quarter … Continue reading Out of Space Farming (finding garden space in unusual places)
Lisa came over to get some herbal medicine. I walked her through the gardens and we gushed over how incredible all of our respective plantings are doing this year. This is my first year farming a quarter acre and she … Continue reading Save Some For Me!