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Mid August Garden Update!

Mid August Garden Update!

We're in a holding pattern in the garden right now. Not because nothing is happening... but because everything is happening (it's just not all coming into the kitchen yet)!   We still have snap peas and beans coming in the door on a regular basis, as well as kale and basil. Our newest harvest, though, is squash! Not at an…
Life, Unfiltered

Life, Unfiltered

Technology allows us to edit and crop the real life out of the "real lives" we all share via our websites and on social media.   As a blogger, I want to document our journey while creating a pretty, inviting space that you, my dear reader, want to spend some time exploring. The truth is, though, real life, unfiltered, isn't…
Family Garden Day

Family Garden Day

Sundays have become our Family Garden Day, when Kim, Sprout and I are joined by my oldest daughter and/or my little brother for a few morning hours of dedicated garden time. It started out as a plea for help due to our sheer state of Overwhelm as a direct result of now having so.much.garden.space in comparison to our 1/8 acre…
Playing Catch Up

Playing Catch Up

The last couple of weeks have been a bit trying for me.  Between work and home, there's just so much to do and so little time!  I'm exhausted all the time.  Happy, but truly exhausted. I feel behind on everything. The garden is still being put in, we need to name and register the goats, and the weeds just won't…
6 Tips for Desert Gardening

6 Tips for Desert Gardening

Growing food in the high desert can be an incredible challenge, but I am living proof that you can be successful at it! If you follow a few simple methods to help combat the hot, dry, and windy conditions that are the norm in the southwest, you can be almost guaranteed a bountiful harvest. I am very excited to share…
Plans & Transplants

Plans & Transplants

I'm beginning to think that I need to keep better records. Not of the seeds I have or where they're planned to be in the garden or how much is harvested. No, I've gotten pretty good at keeping those records. What I'm not good at tracking is how much time it actually takes to complete a given garden project. I…
Weed City (AKA Market Garden – Beginnings)

Weed City (AKA Market Garden – Beginnings)

7,000 square feet. Seven thousand square feet. That's the approximate size of the fenced in Market Garden that's all set up on our brand new homestead and just waiting for us to dig in. That's 15 times the garden bed square footage we had set up throughout our entire urban farm! That's pure potential all wrapped up in a nice little…