Thanks to a cool, rainy spring, our vegetable garden is thriving. We planted romaine lettuces which are more than happy to grow and grow in cool weather. Our strawberries are trying to give us big juicy berries, but three cunning squirrels keep sneaking in to steal them before we can. It’s immensely frustrating, as nothing … Continue reading “June 2015 Garden”
If your brother doesn’t teach you anything else, he will at least teach you to wait your turn.
Despite a long and particularly snow laden winter for many parts of the country, warm weather is just around the corner. In many places, spring daffodils and crocuses have popped up out of the soil as the ground thaws and the sunshine warms the earth. It’s time to start thinking about that vegetable garden. Continue reading … Continue reading “Introducing Kids to Gardening”
A lot of this gardening bit it a learn-as-we-go process. Over the years we have added onto this tiny garden (scroll all the way down — and look at how tiny Milo and Oliver were just two years ago!), trying our hand at any number of vegetables. We have had plenty of hiccups and surprises … Continue reading “Cover Crops”
It was a weekend of harvest and creation for us; we finally bit the bullet and bought a fruit-picker to reach those ripe round apples at the top of the tree that were tempting us, and with half of the 12 pounds harvested, I made apple butter in the crock pot. So cool to see … Continue reading “Weekend Shenanigans”