Posts written by: Melissa @ Ever Growing Farm

On Preparation

On Preparation

Let me start off by saying that I have Spring Fever in the worst kind of way.  For real.  All I want to do is play in the yard/garden, hang out with the chickens and plan, plan, plan how my garden will grow.  Instead, I have to work.  Stinkin' responsibilities.  Oh well.  When I come home from work, I am…
The 4 Season Garden Challenge

The 4 Season Garden Challenge

I just joined One Green Generation's Growing Challenge!!!Now, what the heck have I gotten myself into???  Well, it basically means that I am officially entered and now accountable for keeping my pledge of:Growing at least four new crops this year (one for each season) from seed.I also took the additional challenge of growing at least one crop from seed to seed.…
Earth Day/Week/Year/Life AKA Random Ramblings

Earth Day/Week/Year/Life AKA Random Ramblings

When I was a little girl I loved being outside.  The smells, the sounds, the beauty and adventure of it all (arroyos included).  I can't tell you how many pictures I have of my 3 year old self playing in the garden!  I'm not sure when the moment happened, but at some point it became my habit to sit on…

Proposed Bee Ordinance

Today I found out that one of our City Counselors is proposing this new bee ordinance that would require bee keepers to register their apiaries, get inspections and keep their hives 75 feet away from property lines (unless there are walls or fences at least 6 feet high to separate them) as well as a few other minor details. He…
Potato Seeds and more seeds!

Potato Seeds and more seeds!

We got our seed potatoes in the mail!!!  Last year we purchased our seed potatoes from one of those big home supply stores.  They did really well at first and then just died :-(  Hopefully this years will survive! Now they just need to sprout their eyes...We plan on planting them in an old kiddie pool we purchased for the…
Transplants

Transplants

Today was a fairly busy day, in a calm sort of way.  I woke up before anyone else (even the dogs stayed in bed when I got up!) and decided to have my tea in the front yard.  I thought I could just relax, enjoy the sun, the tea and my current book (Stephen Kings Bag of Bones). No such…
Homemade Tortillas – A Spoon for Every Bite

Homemade Tortillas – A Spoon for Every Bite

When I was a little girl, there was nothing I loved more than to go to the neighbors house at the crack of dawn and help her make fresh tortillas for the day.  She made tortillas every day because there were about 20 people living with her and her husband (teenagers and kiddos) and they were all quickly consumed before…