Can You Say, “Hoop”?

Last spring I was inspired by Dana’s post on cold frames/hoop houses over at the Druid’s Garden. Though we didn’t have enough money in the budget for these in the community garden last year, I really wanted to make sure we didn’t go another season without them. So last weekend myself, my mother-in-law, and three […]

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Enter the Pac Choi!

The community garden is rumbling along at its own steady pace. The past weekend was a bit frantic, trying to get the field prepped for tilling on Monday, but we squeaked through, pulling out the last of the winter “rock crop” just as Bob C. arrived with his tractor. Our amendments of choice this year […]

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Spring Happenings

Already spring is moving right along. We started seeds for the community garden last weekend, both indoors and out. Cold weather crops of spinach, kale, and peas were sown in the raised beds, while chard and parsley seeds nestled down into warm peat pellets. And today we finished adding urea and bonemeal to the field […]

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Meet Scooby

Thanks to my very thoughtful hubby, I am now the proud owner of my very own SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast). With any luck, in less than a month’s time Scooby here will produce a gallon of kombucha for our family (and possibly neighbors, depending on how fast we go through the stuff). […]

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Beltaine

The east is bright with morning light, And darkness it is fled; And the merry horn wakes up the morn To leave his idle bed. Behold the skies with golden dyes Are glowing all around; The grass is green, and so are the treen, All laughing with the sound. The sun is glad to see […]

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