farming

Fruit loot

Fruit loot

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The fruit stash is growing, thanks to our friends Chris and Jenny who shared some wayward blackberry canes that were sneaking into their herb…

News from the garden

News from the garden

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So the onion seedlings were a total fail.¹ They’ve slowly withered over the last couple of weeks, I think for a couple of reasons….

Beginnings of an orchard

Beginnings of an orchard

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Hubby works for a pretty environmentally progressive company, and to celebrate Arbor Day this month, they raffled off nearly 1000 seedlings. Winners (including Brad)…

After the storm

After the storm

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You might have seen news about the massive storm system that ripped through the South yesterday. Thankfully no tornadoes touched down in our neck…

Long time no seed

Long time no seed

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‘Twas a good weekend on the wee homestead. On Saturday, we had more fun than anyone ought to have pulling weeds with friends. Then yesterday,…

Garlic update: month two

Garlic update: month two

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So far, so good. The result of completely ignoring our containerized garlic on the deck? Thirty-one out of 32 bulbs have sprouted and look…

(Under)cover crops

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Thanks to farmer, friend, and blog reader Vic for sending us a link to this Mother Jones story on cover crops. Here’s just a…