Gardening on My Mind

Garden, by lauren, February 24, 2017, 5 Replies

We’ve had the warmest February I can ever remember. Everything has greened up, with crocuses and daffodils blooming, wild onions sprouting up, and buds on the trees on the verge of blooming. All of the nice weather has inspired me to get out into the garden, weeding and prepping the beds for planting (which is … Continue reading “Gardening on My Mind”

Birdhouse Gourds

Garden, by lauren, January 31, 2017, 7 Replies

Last spring, Milo poked his finger into the earth and dropped in pre-soaked seeds in three different places in our yard. We’ll see what happens, I remember saying, expecting nothing and forgetting about them until a month later, when it was apparent that something was definitely happening.

Apple Custard Pie

Food, by lauren, September 27, 2016, 2 Replies

We have been neck-deep in apples for about a month now, with the last of our giving tree’s gifts just now tapering off for the season. We have made applesauce, apple butter, apple cheddar hand pies, and four apple custard pies; I think you will love this last one! We took one to a picnic … Continue reading “Apple Custard Pie”

This Wild Place

Garden, by lauren, September 26, 2016, 6 Replies

What started as a neat and tidy garden years ago has evolved into some sort of wild mess– a tangle of vines and flowers with vegetables sprinkled in for good measure. Years ago, the sight of this chaos would have given me an anxiety attack; yet now, the garden… and other things … are allowed … Continue reading “This Wild Place”

In the Garden

Food, by lauren, May 6, 2016, 1 Reply

Our garden is coming along nicely! This year we got our acts together early enough to plant seeds instead of plants, which saved a ton of money and will hopefully ensure hardiness of the plants. So far we are growing strawberries (they come back in full force every year on their own), herbs (also came … Continue reading “In the Garden”