First year gardens: what worked, what didn’t

With snow on the ground and a chill in the air, we're already thinking ahead to what we can do next year. Since moving here, our long term goal has been to be as self sufficient as possible/realistic for our needs. Growing up here, my parents were subsistence farmers. My mother had a huge vegetable … Continue reading First year gardens: what worked, what didn’t

Thanksgiving lunch, mulch experiment and outside kitten progress

Lats this morning I headed over to my mother's place with a turkey dinner to have lunch with her. On the way out, I spotted three sets of ears in the window of the cat shelter. Tiny sets of years belonging to the little kittens! I didn't dare go closer for a picture, though, because … Continue reading Thanksgiving lunch, mulch experiment and outside kitten progress

Fall clean up: I think I went overboard!

When I cleared out the old wood pile from the yard last year, the soil I found below was a very pleasant surprise. Still, there was a whole lot of clean up that needed to be done this spring, before we could plant anything. We were still finding some pretty strange things in there! The … Continue reading Fall clean up: I think I went overboard!