Yes, we live on a very small piece of land that we happen to love. Yes, we struggle to get by year-after-year. Yes, we love it and prefer to stay here. Now that I have that out upfront let me just say that our new Leaders in our poor nation suck! They seem to think … Continue reading Do They Really Think We Won’t Be Angry?
Those of you have been following me know that I am a “natural” nut. Our farm and gardens are all grown using natural methods. We do not like or use chemicals, nor do we care for hybrids (as most will not produce viable seeds for the next year growth), or GMO’s. We grow mainly heirloom … Continue reading HOW COULD WE HAVE A WORLD WITHOUT THESE?
To sew or not to sew? To use standard seed start containers, or to purchase the fancy setups with all the extra thrills and frills? So many questions and so many answers. Where do you begin? We begin with the end – where will the mature plant end up growing. We still have many years … Continue reading Plowshare Thursday 10-12-17: TO SEW OR NOT TO SEW?
I have discovered that there is a third season. • First, there is planting season, which is on and off all year long. • The second was school season, which is only from around the first of September until the end of May. • Now I have realized that I have a third season. We … Continue reading HOW DID I MISS THIS SEASON?
There are so many times that I have been asked for help, or asked someone else for help and got hung up on the description. “WHAT IS THIS GROWING ON MY HERB LEAVES?” “WHAT KIND OF BUG HAS WINGS AND IS EATING MY PEPPERS?” “WHY IS MY PLANT DYING?” Sound familiar? Either you have confronted … Continue reading PLOWSHARE THURSDAY – Do you have one?
This question came up while I was driving by a farmer the other day. He was out on one of their huge new-fangled tractors (you know, the kind with the cab over it for heating and A/C), with the strangest thing I ever saw behind it. My father's influence made me pull over and watch … Continue reading HOW DANGEROUS IS YOUR GARDENING?