Compost Gardening, Part ?

I don’t know how many posts I’ve made concerning our compost garden, but I’m happy to write that this weekend we finally got the compost put out for our compost garden. We even had enough to start working on a section that will be in the sunshine. We still need to put the wood chips…

Compost Garden Update

I could make a long, comical story about how tarried this project has been thus far, but I’ll keep it short.  We ordered the compost and wood chips in early March, because I knew that once May hit, I’d be too busy to be able to put too much time into creating this compost garden….

Cooking Basics: Making Garlic Oil

Basics:  Making Garlic Oil Nearly every October or November, Dad and I plant garlic.  Garlic is rather prolific.  From one clove, you’ll get a whole head of garlic.  And since you cover the garlic bed with straw, you have little weeding to do. Last year, Dad and the kids did the garlic planting for us…

Why Am I Doing a Farm & Food Blog?

Why Am I Doing a Farm & Food Blog? I guess it starts with a 13-year old girl’s dream to be a pastry chef. (That’s me.) I was laughed at by a few people, and as impressionable as I was then, gave up on the idea fairly quickly.  Fast-forward about 6 years and you’ll find…

Planning For A Yard Overhaul

We’ve got a huge project happening at our house this year, and it is starting soon. I don’t know how much we’ll actually get planted this year, as we’re using this year to build it up. #ediblelandscaping #notill#maybepermacultureish  

January Ritual

It is about one month into winter.  This morning I found myself in a ritual that I do every January.  I got a blanket, a mug of hot tea, and my seed catalogs, as well as my paper and pen.  It’s that time to plan the garden.  When I sit with these catalogs, I see…

2017 Garden

Everything is asleep on the farm now, except the livestock, the children, and me. The ground is resting.  The fields are brown.  My green garden is gone.  I got my first seed catalog a couple of weeks ago.  Maybe I just over-extended myself this Fall with doing a local theatre production, but I don’t have…