• A Trek into the Greenhouse

    July 9, 2018

    It is, quite literally, a jungle in there. I’ve been growing tomatoes in this greenhouse for a few years now – five or six at least – and I don’t know why but I’m always surprised by how big the tomatoes grow.  Gargantuan.  Twice as big as they could ever get when grown outside here…

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  • Time to Prune Chives for New Growth

    July 7, 2018

    One of the easiest herbs to grow, pruning chives after flowering will encourage new growth   This time of the year, everything in the garden is growing frantically.  The corn is almost knee-high, and the peas are falling over under their own weight.  Many of the cooler-weather crops are done already, like the spring brassicas…

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  • Blackberries and Life Lessons

    July 2, 2018

    Summer is rolling over us.  July is here. The days are filled with picking weeds and folding laundry, shelling peas and preparing meals.  Eyeing the dirt and the straw tracked in on shoes and paws, despairing of ever getting it under control. The soundtrack is bickering.  All day and a good chunk of the evening…

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  • Weeds, Peas, and other Happenings

    June 30, 2018

    They say that kids grow like weeds, and certainly mine are these days. Growing in height. Growing in knowledge. Growing in confidence. And growing, exponentially, in sass. But for all that I don’t think they grow nearly anywhere as fast as the actual weeds! You might like: Late June on the Farm I don’t know…

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  • The Best Basil and Garden Pesto

    June 10, 2018

    A good, homemade pesto is the perfect building block for all the best summer meals   There is nothing I like better than a perfect pesto. I feel a little bit like I’m going back to square one by posting a pesto recipe, which you can literally find all over the internet, but I’m trying…

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