According to nature, this is going to be a cold winter; here’s what the leaves, the birds and the woolly bears are saying This is a terrible time of year to be a woolly bear caterpillar. I see them splattered and flattened all over the long country lanes where I live. When I’m driving…
October 15, 2018
Setting in the garlic is the final crescendo and the overture of the next movement all in one I know the season is really and truly at it’s end when I tuck the garlic into the ground. Even if there are still chores to be accomplished — and there are most definitely a lot of them —…
October 8, 2018
Keeping your perennials and other landscape plants alive throughout long harsh winters is possible with these simple tips I don’t know about the weather where you are, but here in the Pacific Northwest it’s fall for sure and good. If you tend a garden like I do, whether it’s in a small suburban backyard…
September 26, 2018
Oh, September. Technically it’s fall now. Not technically, but certainly in my opinion anyway, it’s been fall for awhile. It became fall as soon as the mornings began to dawn cool and dewy. As soon as the winter squash ripened. As soon as raindrops on spiderwebs began glinting in the sunlight. I don’t need a…
September 19, 2018
Harvest vegetable barley stew is the perfect mix of hearty grains and healthy vegetables straight from the garden The shift in the air is no longer almost imperceptible. It is a bold stroke across the landscape now; a slash of crimson and orange on the otherwise green hills. The air is crisp and cold…
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raising animals on our small family farm,
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