growing food

Unreal estate

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So what had happened was, the land we bought for our orchard doesn’t exist. And that’s why anyone who’s been waiting for an update…

Your moment of zen

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What better way to enjoy Hump Day than with a wee stroll through the veg? Our garden got a late start this spring, thanks…

How sweet it is

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Last month at Pasaquan, we picked up some wayward bamboo shoots that were taking over one of the outbuildings. After drying the culms for…

Carrot merit

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Loving this heat-tolerant variety of Danvers 126 from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. These babies went into a batch of primavera along with garlic from our garden…

Herb-an farming

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Fed up with an ugly strip of eroding land in our back yard, last summer I gathered every rock on the property and created…

Pleased to mead you

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Traveling through Colorado last month, I was shocked at the number of restaurants that offered local mead by the glass. Too bad each one…

Garden state

Garden state

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Time for a quick garden update. The Jerusalem artichokes are leafing out nicely, despite getting almost no water in between rainfalls. Their drought-tolerance is…

Shoots as ladders

Shoots as ladders

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Pasaquan is an astounding place of inspiration. Eddie Owens Martin, aka St. EOM, began to cultivate this visionary art site back in the 1950s, and…