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….

Our Family & Food

FOOD   Many of my memories, both in childhood and adulthood, revolve around the dinner table and eating together.  There’s something about sharing moments of necessity with someone, especially when it is done in the spirit of fellowship and community.  We all need to eat, so let’s sit together, enjoy each other’s company, and eat…

The Importance of Family

FAMILY Family is what my life revolves around.  (And in that, my faith.)  After 20 years, through both dark, rough patches and times of giddy happiness, I’m still very much in love with my husband, and he with me.  He also happens to be my best friend.  We have 5 lovely children, three girls and…

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…

April Snow

We had the biggest snowfall of the season for us here at Laughing Thyme Farm.  I knew it was going to snow, because I keep an eye on the forecast.  However, the forecast had said several times this year that we were going to get a lot of snow.  We hadn’t gotten more than 1.5″…

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…

Community

I love that word.  I especially love it when people work together to BE a community, and create a better one.  That’s why I’m pretty stoked right now.  This week I’ve had preliminary discussions with another local farm to work together to provide homegrown food for our community!  I feel like I say this sentence…