Well it happened. We have had two nights with a frost. I know there is still more gardening possible and planting for over-wintering can be done but for us, the first frost is time to clean up the garden. It’s also time to harvest our brussels spouts! Continue reading
**Here’s a post from a few months ago that somehow went un-posted. It was our big spring project and is somewhat relevant to our big fall project – which my husband will explain later this week.
When we first moved in to our farm there were was this dead space behind the bedroom wall outside. It wasn’t really grass and it had a rocky base to it. Almost as if someone laid down gravel and never finished a project here and let the weeds and grass grow through it. On top of the lack of grass, it also had a huge 6′ high x 25’long concrete retaining wall that was cracked and falling over. Continue reading
After a kohlrabi chip fail, I decided to try kohlrabi fritters. I made these for dinner on Saturday and they turned out fantastic! It has renewed my interest in this very ugly vegetable. Continue reading
This years garden seemed to be on the bottom of the list of priorities. That being said, it was by no means neglected, but just didn’t live up to our high expectations that we start out with every Spring. It’s still doing well for what we had planted.
We struggle with commitment, even to things we enjoy. For us, it’s usually because we take on too much. We think we can do everything and we’ll both have the time and desire to put 100% into everything we try. That doesn’t always happen though. Continue reading
This year we planted 25 strawberry plants. We had a jumbo variety as well as the typical variety. So far our Jumbo’s are doing really well. The plants themselves look great, standing strong, reaching out with very healthy looking leaves and producing berries. The other variety is doing well also but is a smaller plant and seems to be a lot slower growing. Of these plants I know we’ve lost a few due to pulling weeds around them and accidentally grabbing the plant along with the weeds and realizing it too late. Continue reading
Rhubarb is not a vegetable nor is it a fruit. It is simply a plant. A form of vegetation is all. But it is in fact a plant we eat. I personally never tried eating it until I reached the ripe age of 30. Joe and I stumbled among some at a farmers market and decided to try making a pie with it. 7 cups of sugar later and a runny liquidy mess, the pie was awful! Continue reading
Strawberries seem to be one of those plants that just never seem to go away. Unless you are me that is. Year after year I hear people talk about their strawberries and how they couldn’t kill them if they tried. And I think to myself, what the hell am I doing wrong! Continue reading