Good weather means good growth.

Freezing and canning has gotten really fun and rewarding. It’s neat to be eating last season’s harvest while growing the current season. We still have a few jars of spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, hot relish, salsa, and pickles on hand. Much of what I’ve grown this year are from seeds I collected from last season’s…

Here they come!

It’s still been pretty cold outside and I’ve not had enough free time to get into the gardens and beds. Despite the neglect, some of the flowers are taking care of themselves. Pictured here are Crocus, Tulips, and Hyacinth. In the background are Iris and Daylily. Normally the Snowdrops would be first to arrive. Not…

Fall into Winter – Happy New Year

The season was ending. Harvests were getting less frequent yet I still had much to do. At this point I should have been pulling hydration lines, cutting mulch and compost into the beds, but I was only collecting seeds. As you can see from the picture above, Morning Glory were still coming on strong. Put…

Fresh Grape Juice

We scored some grapes as part of our share at the farm co-op. We had been getting them pretty regularly and we all had extra. This particular week I decided to make some juice with them. I tossed them into a non-stick pot and added just enough water to cover the grapes. I had never…

Been a while.

My production work has kept me very busy the past several weeks and I have not been able to “play” in the garden nearly as much as I did earlier this season. My wife, Brenda, has worked very hard keeping everything going while I was away. Before I started getting calls for work I DID…