Preparing for fall

All of a sudden the days seem short and the nights cold. The garden list, ignored for a few weeks, has continued to lengthen and is now pressing. In these next, early October days, we need to clean the dead plants from the vegetable beds. To one bed I will add nutrients, and then transplant... Continue Reading →

Herding chickens

When we planned our garden gate, we wanted the rods to be spaced far enough apart for Rebecca to get through, but not wide enough for a dog’s head to get stuck. What we didn’t account for was chickens. The new iron gate is attached to a wooden fence, encircling the garden. We have a... Continue Reading →

Out with the old…

I like moving on. Fresh starts. In the garden there are always new beginnings. Spring brings the eagerly anticipated asparagus, along with rhubarb, and if we are lucky, over-wintered spinach. Then peas, swiss chard, lettuce, strawberries, kohlrabi, in steady succession. These are followed through the warmer weeks by cucumbers, blueberries, carrots, squash, cabbage, parsnips, potatoes,... Continue Reading →

Irene and the past three days

Hurricane Irene took out our power, phone and internet service, and so I haven’t been able to post anything—just when I was getting started! I have been writing posts out, however, and so here they are, starting with Sunday: 8/28/11 So often solutions don’t occur to you until it is too late. Saturday was spent... Continue Reading →

August in the garden

When we planned our garden gate, we wanted the rods to be spaced far enough apart for Rebecca to get through, but not wide enough for a dog’s head to get stuck. What we didn’t account for was chickens. The new iron gate is attached to a wooden fence, encircling the garden. We have a... Continue Reading →

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