Farming/Gardening

…May flowers… and bees, peas, and berries

…May flowers… and bees, peas, and berries

0 by / on May 3, 2016, 9:07 pm / in Community, Farming/Gardening, Ponderings

Eden is spending the night tonight and we used the afternoon to plant flowers and bring splashes of color to containers and baskets on the porches. She kept at it longer than I wanted to, but I eventually wooed her away to the hammock for a break. She will take home a pot for her Mama tomorrow, one containing pink […]

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In spite of the rain… we plant and things grow…

In spite of the rain… we plant and things grow…

0 by / on March 21, 2016, 12:28 pm / in Farming/Gardening

Our first couple of years planting food four our CSA families we had wet, and I mean WET springs–two or three in a row. It turns out that we worried overly much about whether or not we’d ever get to plant. We did.  Every one of our seven years of growing food, the Fern Creek beds and fields have given […]

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Clarifying Beeswax–a Rainy Weekend Task

Clarifying Beeswax–a Rainy Weekend Task

2 by / on February 8, 2015, 10:33 pm / in Bees, Farming/Gardening

One small downside of a very BIG upside to getting to see our grandchildren often is our exposure to their viruses… I’ve been a little under the weather with a cold that Eden inadvertently shared during a sleep-over. But I’m not complaining. If anything I have more empathy for her own little body that battled a cold virus that took some of the […]

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A Season Begins… Almost

A Season Begins… Almost

1 by / on May 13, 2014, 9:44 pm / in Farming/Gardening

Mark and I are in the wonderful planting rush of May. Big strawberries are forming, the snow and snap peas have started to blossom, the potatoes, onions, broccoli, garlic, and greens look mostly amazing… Meanwhile this week we’re transplanting tomatoes, more broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, and planting beans, summer squash, more beets and carrots. We’ve had an assortment of pest challenges […]

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The forest across the road.

Towards Redemption…

2 by / on January 23, 2014, 7:20 pm / in Farming/Gardening, Ponderings

I’ve not posted in awhile. Partly I’m working on two other major writing projects and there’s only so much time I can tolerate in front of a screen. I get antsy, longing to get outside, and am inevitably torn away. Sometimes I walk the forest path, and a couple times recently I’ve gone by way of the bee hives so […]

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