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 compost and blankets of straw. This year’s lessons were plentiful. #1 I sought to use … More 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 you that I was going to move the garden to the backyard because zoning had … More 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 own. “Farm City; The Education of an Urban Farmer” is a great book. It makes … More 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 acre garden is the largest we have had and succeeded at but the drive to … More 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 asked a reasonable question, “Do I think it is enough to feed my whole family … More Save Some For Me!