organic gardening





2/15/2012
The story of how we got here and who we are.
10/4/2013
How to prevent an ant invasion
10/16/2013
This is an initial post introducing some of our local farmers and the great, creative ways they are promoting their farm products.
11/20/2013
Fall Honey Harvest
1/15/2014
Using old-fashioned gardening tools and methods.
12/24/2013
We make relish and pickles, why not mustard?
2/10/2014
A transplant's recognition of the realities of farm life and how to adjust.
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!
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.
2/5/2014
Our experiment at the local community garden was a great success last year - we just renewed our plot for 2014.
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!
8/21/2013
What to plant in a fall garden and how.
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!




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