Just two short weeks ago, I made the comment to Mary that I wished we could just have a nice summer-time garden rain to really get the plants growing. I really need to be careful about what I wish for.
We have picked our first cucumbers from the garden and that means it is time to make sweet pickle relish. This year we planted our cucumber plants in straw bale crates and they are thriving. And, just in time! With Independence
One of our many dreams on the farm has always been to plant and develop a little vineyard on the hillside. Almost all of our crazy ideas begin with some type of “future vision” – and this one was born
Sometimes you just want something special. That is exactly what happened to me this week when I went to make pancakes for the kids. Since they have been out of school, pancakes seem to be a quick ‘go-to’ breakfast meal
This time of year – most of the questions that come to us are centered around plants in the vegetable garden – and what might be the cause of this or that symptom. We thought for this week’s gardening post
All of those cold winter days are now just an unpleasant memory. June has arrived, and with it – the farm has come alive with beautiful blooms, buzzing bees, growing grapes, clucking chickens -and a growing garden! As we try
If you planted garlic last fall, you may have discovered that you have some strange looking spiral shoots emerging from the center of your plants. Or maybe you are part of a CSA, and included with your last bunch of spring
Creating a Mason Jar Centerpiece. With the garden all planted and growing, and a little bit of extra time before the heavy picking and canning season begins – we thought today would be a great time to focus on an
It’s always such a great experience to have visitors out to the farm. Not only is it an opportunity to share our story and our love of gardening – but Mary and I both enjoy hearing and learning valuable information
Everyone loves our homemade granola bars, but I try to use what’s in season at the farm to add variety and spontaneity to our recipes. Blueberries have begun to bloom and we are awaiting our first batch to pick.