“Ah, figs, ah, figs. Mother Nature’s brown diamonds.” Myrtle Snow, American Horror Story: Coven We have been busy planning, planting and trying to make our garden and homestead as productive as possible. While growing a lot of annual vegetables is … Continue reading →
March 19, 2016
by admin Comments Off on A Proper Place to Pot!
Although not an English manor home, I like our home to be stylish AND functional. Unfortunately, when it comes to potting up, we have not been terribly stylish…we have just used any old flat surface in the yard…until now! Last … Continue reading →
March 7, 2016
by admin Comments Off on Perennial Vegetables: Asparagus
“And each in your season returns and returns” Les Miserables I am so excited to be adding asparagus back into our little garden. My first experiment with planting and tending asparagus was an abject failure. I forgot the cardinal … Continue reading →
February 22, 2016
by admin Comments Off on I’ve Got the Power!
“Like the crack of the whip, I snap attack Front to back in this thing called rap” Oh, hey…forgot myself. 25 years ago, this would have sent me to the dance floor to show off my mad “running man” skills, … Continue reading →
January 5, 2016
by admin Comments Off on What Can We Do? A Report Card
Last January I wrote a blog about really setting some homesteading, sustainability and other goals for our household. With the state of the world, our broken industrial systems as well as our environment, it seemed like a good idea to … Continue reading →
May 17, 2015
by admin Comments Off on Gardening Away From Home
Recently, my partner and I expanded our garden outside the confines of our little urban plot. We applied for and were approved for a small patch in the Franklin County Community Garden program. Our 12’X12’ plot is part of … Continue reading →
April 13, 2015
by admin Comments Off on Arch you glad you can go up 2!
Another milestone in the garden completed! Over the past few weeks we have been digging out, disassembling, reassembling and changing the potager. We have reconfigured all of the garden beds, which means moving a lot of earth and adding a … Continue reading →
March 23, 2015
by admin Comments Off on Arch You Glad You Can Always Go Up?
Pardon the bad grammar, but it is just my way of introducing the topic of vertical gardening. Living in a city, or anywhere for that matter sometimes means working with limited garden space. On our little, patch, we only have … Continue reading →
September 28, 2014
by admin Comments Off on Cleaning (more) naturally
I have been toying with the idea of going full out and making my own cleaning products. The chemical load in most commercial products is enough to turn me away from them, let alone the cost. The selection of … Continue reading →
That sounds much dirtier than I planned it 😉 But what I meant is that in our attempt to create a garden that is not only beautiful but also a quality habitat for birds, bees and butterflies we have been … Continue reading →