My Cup of Tea

Lots of Chamomile flowers to harvest and dry. I was eager to try my first cup of home grown Chamomile tea. I picked them clean. The very next day there were more to be had. If I keep picking, they keep growing. I no longer have a dehydrator but my oven goes down to 170…

Chamomile

This Week’s Big News: Chamomile

The Chamomile is blooming very nicely. The flowers aren’t much larger than a dime but there are many of them. I harvested these mature ones to dry and make tea. I just used the last of the Chamomile Tea that I bought so I am ready to try the fresh stuff. It’s suggested that you…

Snow Peas

Here Come the Peas but See Ya Later Broccoli

The Snow Peas are now here. There were only 8 or 10 total today, first of the season, but I have a lot of plants so there will be plenty. The few that were ready today didn’t make it out of the garden. I celebrated their arrival by eating them with the neighbor kids. The…

Found it!

Bunnies 1 Me 0 – But the game isn’t over.

I don’t know if I’m working any concerts this weekend or not. I am tomorrow for sure. If not, I still have Winter Squash and Pumpkins to get in the ground. I also have Summer Squash, more Melons, and more Sunflowers to get in. I haven’t prepared the soil for them yet, either. Ugh. I…

Snow Peas

All About Peas

Early In & Early Out One of the earliest crops you can plant in the North are Peas. As soon as the soil can be worked, even if there’s snow on the ground, you can plant Peas. Keep in mind that the colder it is outside the more slowly they will germinate. At a consistent…

Tents

Buffalo Weather Can be Annoying

I really can’t complain about the weather considering some of the nasty stuff other parts of the country face like hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, forest fires, and earthquakes. In my lifetime we’ve had a few floods, couple tornadoes, a few small earthquakes, none of which were catastrophic except maybe to a few individuals and some farm…