In the Garden

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2017 Kitchen Garden Planting List

2017 Kitchen Garden Planting List

I mentioned in my last post that, despite our challenges in the Kitchen Garden last year, we've decided to move forward with planting it out again this year. We will, however, be simplifying things just a bit. The Plan Get Organized With my two nifty new photo-turned-seed organizers all filled up with fully organized and inventoried seeds, I'm feeling incredibly…
2017 Kitchen Garden Plans – Three Sisters

2017 Kitchen Garden Plans – Three Sisters

At the end of the season last year I was 98% sure we wouldn't plant a kitchen garden at all this year. This decision was two-fold: We'd had our asses handed to us throughout the season and With my new job working alongside the Farmers' Market, I had fresh produce available for the purchasing multiple times a week But as…
Shown, Unshown – January 2017

Shown, Unshown – January 2017

Shown I do believe Mama is officially pregnant!  How do I know without a blood test or an ultrasound? She's asking for love and letting me pet her again, with a passion :-)  She is usually very aloof, but we learned last year that this changes dramatically when she's pregnant. So, YAY! (Pretty sure Lucy & Ethel are pregnant, too,…
Shown, Unshown – September-into-October

Shown, Unshown – September-into-October

I've been missing this space and, being so full of so many stories to tell, unsure of how to make a re-entry. And so here we are, more than half-way through October and I'm barely editing many of September's captures. I'll chalk it up to the busy-ness of work and Studio Tour prep, farm life and family life. All good,…
Late Summer Kitchen & Garden Update – The Season of Abundance

Late Summer Kitchen & Garden Update – The Season of Abundance

Where the heck did summer go? How is it possibly already September?! And why is the season shifting so swiftly?! And yet it is. The shift from summer to fall is upon us... With the first leaves turning, the later sunrises, the stormy afternoons, the fruit in pure abundance, and the necessity for a hoodie during morning chores, the season…
In the Kitchen – Peaches!

In the Kitchen – Peaches!

Yes, the Peach Abundance is starting to roll in and I couldn't be more excited! I've never grown/harvested my very own peaches before and there's just something about The First Time, isn't there? So, with about 1/3 of the tree fully ripe and ready for harvest, we spent Sunday picking, sorting, eating, and putting up the bounty. There were muffins,…
Rustic Apricot Tart

Rustic Apricot Tart

I've come to the realization that the Urban Farm we left behind is no longer an Urban Farm. It's a nice house on a tiny piece of property with a ton of potential and all the infrastructure someone would need to turn it back into an urban farm, sure. . . But currently just a house. Now, I knew there…