Harvest

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Garden Update – Early June

Garden Update – Early June

The garden has hit it's June plateau. You know, that space between prepping and planting and actual harvesting when all that seems to be thriving are the weeds? Yeah, that. But with the garden mostly in (minus some succession sowing and the greens bed I just tore out last weekend that needs to be planted out with cucumbers and sunflowers), I'm…
Greens & Things

Greens & Things

As you may know about me by now, I always have such great intentions about growing a magnificent fall garden that will (naturally) evolve into a productive winter garden which will set us up for an incredibly bountiful spring... And then I become exhausted by summer's hectic schedule and distracted by fall's fall and enveloped by winter's hibernation... And then…
The Changing Seasons – October in Review

The Changing Seasons – October in Review

October marks, for me, the official beginning of Fall. The slide from warm days and comfortable evenings quickly gives way to bipolar weather patterns (hot, toasty days followed by very cold nights...torrential downpours with hail and flooding, followed by crispy dry weeks on end) and, inevitably, the first fire of the season (which was especially exciting this year because of…
Carrot Harvest

Carrot Harvest

We harvested the last of the summer veggies today before tearing up the garden in preparation for sowing some cover crops, spreading some compost, manure, and mulch and officially calling it all "done" for the year. We harvested a few tomatoes (both ripe and green), a bouquet of basil (that will become pesto), and more carrots than we've ever harvested…
The Changing Seasons – August and September in Review

The Changing Seasons – August and September in Review

If you're keeping track, you might have noticed that I skipped my monthly reflection for August...and you might even notice that my reflection for September is a full two weeks late... Geez... Yeah, the past few months have been a whirlwind of work, property and animal upkeep, and...oh yeah! the planning, prepping for and actual celebration of our marriage! So,…
Closing up the season…

Closing up the season…

For the first time in a long time, we spent a good part of the day today in the garden. Truly, that poor garden of ours has been quite neglected for some time now with the exception of quick visits to harvest the dregs of summer. Truth be told, the challenges of the garden got the best of me this…
In the Garden

In the Garden

You guys, we have officially gotten our asses handed to us in the garden. Yes, there are veggies growing and being harvested. No, the whole thing has not been a complete failure. And yet, this season has truly kicked our asses. We have worked so hard through epic battles against bindweed and squash bugs and grasshoppers and mosquitoes and yet…