growing food

Apple of my eye

Apple of my eye

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Today marked our annual pilgrimage to the Doo Nanny outsider art festival, where we picked up this apple tree painting from one of our favorites,…

Under the weather

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Gardeners often preach the importance of keeping a journal on daily temperature and rainfall, and now I see why. This is the first season…

Launching Spudnik

Launching Spudnik

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Had a special delivery waiting on the doorstep this afternoon — Yukon Gold seed potatoes from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. This will be our…

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…