Garden

The Greenhouse Project

The first project The Farmer chose to work on was my greenhouse. For several years before I met The Farmer, I took care of special needs foster children. The gardens and my greenhouse were sorely neglected.  I'm talking really neglected....like there was a tree...

Reclaiming the garden!

This summer we have been slowly reclaiming our garden one bed at a time.  For two years it was sadly neglected while we cared for two young special-needs foster boys. We literally planted a garden one spring and then didn't step back into it until those boys left our...

Tune in Tonight!

Quick reminder... Tonight I'll be talking about Seed Saving with Scott Terry.  You can tune in at 8:00 pm eastern time.  I hope we can cover the reasons to save seed and how you save seed - there are several ways! You will be able to ask questions via the chat room....

Turn your radio on…

Turn your radio on this coming Friday at 8:00 pm.  I'll be talking about Seed Saving!  I know...it's not soap but it is "farm" and I am a farm girl after all! I've been saving seeds for many years.  I hope to share with y'all why I save them and how that benefits my...

Rogue Squash!

It wasn't me...(haven't we moms heard that a million times!) I didn't plant it, I've never seen one that I can recall. I don't know what it is but I have a ton of them in the garden ! Any ideas?  Safe to eat? Ornamental? Has our squash cross-pollinated to create...

April Freeze

I knew it would happen.  Spring just doesn't come in January here in Tennessee.  We really didn't have much of a winter this year.  The old timers said watch out in April or May.  They were right.We had a night of near freezing temperature and then the next night we...

A Riddle

I have a box of dreams....It holds hundreds of plans for the future.Although the past proves it never turns out exactly as I wanted it too,I still hope it will...and so do you.It holds deep failures.It holds wild successes.What is in my box of...

New Beginnings!

I love the start of a new year - so much to look forward too!  January is a wonderful month to indulge in introspection.  Changes to make, plans to implement....it brings an excitement to life! It's a wonderful time to assess our lives and relationships...both with...

I think we need to kill it….

Although we've spent several days trying to put the garden to bed for the winter this keeps happening.... Sweet  Bells!   Hot Habaneros!   Fiery peppers!   Sweet German Johnsons and Orange Jubilees!   The boys are also digging Kennebecs, Yukon Golds and Sweet...

Garden News

So happy to say that the jalapenos are done! I had to grab my camera quickly before the boys got them all put away! They believe there will be enough to do another round of canning...I may try a batch of jalapenos in a sweet syrup instead of the vinegar...