Fall gardening keeps me grounded.

Now that Fall is officially here, it's time to start thinking about Fall crops like apples, pears, and squash.  I had planted some Hubbard Squash, but while I was on vacation, the vines died.  And since I was not home at the time, I wasn't able to investigate properly to determine what buggies or pathogen … Continue reading Fall gardening keeps me grounded.

And I didn’t turn the compost, again.

Between the weather, the shop, and the CSA bounty, any spare time I have had was used to do some canning and now the yard is showing neglect. But it's official, I'm out of pint jars, and space to store them.  So if I decide to make applesauce and/or pear butter this fall, I'll have … Continue reading And I didn’t turn the compost, again.

Rhubarb rhubarb rhubarb….

As I've mentioned previously, this past winter was more bitter and harsh than usual.  As the weather starts to warm up, we're noticing what hasn't made it, and what, like my rhubarb, has thrived and survived through the winter. Rhubarb is an unusual vegetable.  Yes, it's a vegetable, one that we tend to treat like … Continue reading Rhubarb rhubarb rhubarb….