This is one of my favorite meals, not just because it tastes great, warms you up on a cold winter day, and is healthy, but because, except for the salt and pepper, I can grow each and every ingredient myself. Fry up 1/2 onion and all of the tough stalk of 4 large leaves of […]
O, that egg again! We’ve arrived at Part 6 if this extraordinary saga of how calcium arrives and behaves in the soil (if I’ve occasionally typed “soul” instead of “soil”, is it really a typo?). Click to catch up on part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4 and part 5. ~ 6. Soil […]
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)
It’s scary out there. First it snowed: big, heavy, sticky snow. I went out every two hours to clear the hoop house with the big broom. The bare trees are loaded with snow, the branches that have leaves or needles on them droop precipitously. Then it stopped snowing, the clouds blew away, and all that […]
Brrrr, looks so cold with that new banner! The hoop house beds get an airing Inspired by Rob of One Straw, I went out into the cold, bright air yesterday – gloves, woolen cap – to move the compost. The idea was to transfer it from Earth Machine no.1 behind our house, which receives our […]
This is part 5 of a series on how nutrients, mainly calcium, get into our soil and vegetables (click for part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4). It is the longest and most difficult part of my expose, and the least “popular” one, judging by the fact that the issues discussed will not […]
I got my pieces back yesterday! ~ And here is Amie, “throwing” a pot, and then inspecting. She can’t wait to take a pottery class with my teacher!
Galaxie Twelve by FreeCycle. Story by Amie. Typing by Mama. Will be published soon.
The flower garden (to be). Yes, all the way down there. I ordered more seeds, for those plants that were on back order in my previous order, and lots of everlasting and perennial flowers, many of them beneficials. 2068RO-Atomic Red Carrot OG (A=1g) 1 x $1.80= $1.80 2512LY-Olympia Spinach (A=1/4oz) 1 x $1.00= $1.00 3228MZ-Early […]
Our back garden, house and veg garden are on a little hill. The slope (in red) is quite steep, and we terraced the part where the soil had been disturbed and was eroding. We put beds on either side (only the two lowest ones shown in brown) and a path of grass in the middle. […]