It’s officially fall, and our garden has been slowly closing down. The peppers have been harvested, the swiss chard chopped, blanched and bagged for the deep freezer, the broccoli is in flower, the turnips and mustard greens have long since gone to seed. Everything is wild and unkempt (my favorite). We won’t till anything under…Read more »
Giant cabbages ~ Our garden’s gift, chopped, transformed ~ Into sauerkraut!
You guys! It’s been FOREVER since my last blog post! (Or, you know, like a month – which is basically forever in social media land.) I have had a few folks check in to make sure I’m ok, because I’ve been quiet for so long. Rest assured, all is well – it’s just been hella…Read more »
Our 20-acre property is surrounded on 4 sides by various types of evergreens (fir, cedar and a bunch of pines I can’t even identify – I’m working on that). As a general rule, I’m fine with that. I love the privacy of our little homestead, and I love that even in the dead of winter,…Read more »
They’re here!! Yesterday we received our order of black soldier fly larvae, and I am SO EXCITED!! I had never heard of these things before they showed up in our Portland compost bin a few years ago, so I have to assume that some other folks haven’t heard of them, either. Well, I’m here to…Read more »
You know what sucks? When – after a long, cold, snowy winter – spring finally arrives, just to be snatched out of your hands again. The snow finally melts, just to be replaced with – you guessed it – more snow. That is what this April has been so far. Things were finally warming up…Read more »