Amie’s favorite way to interact with the garden art! My favorite way harvest! (lettuce, spinach and mustard greens cleared from the Winter beds)
The four vigorous kale plants that survived the winter in the hoop house are bolting. I am daily harvesting three of them, letting the biggest one going to seed for saving. Since all four plants are of the same kind, and there are no other brassicas going to seed within a mile, there is no […]
Lots of work in the garden today, in 90F sun! I’ll report on it tomorrow. But I wasn’t the only one in the garden today: Morning Glory, Pink Rose Mallow, Sweet Pea and Zinnias for around her play house.
Copying data files we just found this audiofile, from April 2007. It’s just too cute! Click here: amiesample_12april2007 (Please let me know if you can’t hear the recording)
Bed under row cover: lettuce and spinach Fat broccoli under row cover Lettuce and escarole Dead wood expedition A good haul Woosh!
I was talking with a friend today and she mentioned my picture a while back of my canning pantry. She said she certainly understands the feeling of growing, harvesting, putting up and getting the firewood ready from her reading of the Little House on the Prairie books – which I admitted I have never read […]
This is what happens when “Mama spends too much time in the kitchen canning!” (Canned green beans, pickled cucumbers, peach pie filling.)
Our latest adventures…
This month there were no shifts in the household: just the three of us, which makes the reckoning much easier. Amie feeds the compost tea some molasses Gasoline: 27% This stayed the same as last month. The school year hasn’t started yet, so DH is spending more time working from home and Amie isn’t daily […]
Ah, so this is what it was all about! Finally the garden is giving up that abundance that was promised: beans of all kinds, potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes and tomatoes, and our first eggplant (apple green). There’s enough to eat and put by. This is one day’s harvest. The tomatoes that weren’t eaten straight away were […]