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2/5/2014
Our experiment at the local community garden was a great success last year - we just renewed our plot for 2014.
1/15/2014
Using old-fashioned gardening tools and methods.
11/2/2013
Highly productive small gardens that produce huge yields
1/10/2014
For my next installment on the blog, I’m FINALLY getting around to telling you about my little greenhouse(ish) project on the patio of my apartment.
8/21/2013
What to plant in a fall garden and how.
10/2/2013
We are not impulsive people. We are also opposites, so it is not like us to both want the same thing and at the same time. Yet, here we were, both wanting to buy a piece of land that we had only read about on the internet. Twenty acres with a small red barn.
1/6/2014
Seed catalogs and garden plans are the first steps to an abundant harvest.
12/24/2013
We make relish and pickles, why not mustard?
9/20/2013
Karen walks you through what to do when dealing with viruses or parasitic nematodes in the garden. She also provides a quick overview of her previous posts on vegetable diseases.
8/29/2013
My mother's lessons in the garden, and my eventual understanding of the soul that is in gardening.
10/16/2013
An easy way to make beautiful and tasty pumpkin pickles.
10/16/2013
Re-discovering the simple things in life that really do make it better!
12/17/2013
A quiet winter evening, sipping cocoa, dreaming of next year's garden, and enjoying the company of four furry friends.
1/28/2014
Few things break up the winter doldrums like the arrival of the seed catalogs. Yet it's easy to get carried away ...
10/11/2013
The seeds of my journey toward self-sufficiency were planted years ago when I visited Grandma and Grandpa on the farm.
1/2/2014
Winter is our time to kick back and rest up from a busy growing season.
2/27/2014
100-year-old Scarlet Runner Bean seeds from Grandpa will be part of our garden this year. It's almost seed-starting time for gardeners!
3/21/2014
Some easy advice on starting seeds for beginners or any gardener!
1/13/2014
A short history of a few Red Currant bushes at the ranch where my husband and I live.
3/18/2014
An easy way to thwart gophers by using common materials and no killing.
9/4/2013
Let me share with you the finer nuances of canning using recipes that have been handed through the generations.
10/23/2013
Roasted peppers taste great all winter and are easy to make.
10/30/2013
Grandma and Grandpa had a spring piped into the house, with the help of a neighbor we have resorted to other means.
11/19/2013
We plant winter rye as fall comes to an end to help add "green manure" to our garden.
11/25/2013
Delicious and beautiful beet relish - tastes sweet, spicy and tart!
12/10/2013
They say timing is everything ... they say location, location, location too. We say, we need more rain, fewer weeds, longer days, and a stronger back so we can get the homestead to look the way we want it to look.
1/13/2014
Rather than choosing one variety of seed, let your little micro-climate choose it for you by growing a landrace!
1/22/2014
California has had the worst drought year in recorded history. If we don't get some rain, farmers won't be the only ones crying the blues.
2/12/2014
It's time to remember that 'frugal' is not a dirty word. Doing things for ourselves feels good and makes us less dependent on big companies to have a full life.
3/17/2014
We converted a 1947 disabled water well house into a usable potting shed.
4/16/2014
We got our peas in over the weekend. Peas are easy and rewarding to grow - plant yours today!
10/22/2013
How personal experience and observation can save your sanity
3/6/2014
One of the first veggies of spring happens to be one of my favorites, peas.
4/14/2014
After gathering lots of old windows to build a greenhouse, life happened. We decided a mini version would be perfect this year!
2/15/2012
The story of how we got here and who we are.


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