It’s been an unusually busy week for guest posts on my blog. Like many things left to chance, I will have no requests for weeks, then 4 in one day. I try to be a good curator, only accepting posts that I find interesting and that relate to food, cooking or gardening. I get a lot of requests for gambling … Continue reading.....
My mother grew up on a farm on top of a bluff overlooking the Mississippi.
There were woods and pastures and fields and fantastic views out over the valley.
We lived down in the town, but she never tired of ‘going for a drive’ up the bluff road to her childhood home.
We weren’t always able to go down the … Continue reading.....
What do you think?
Wouldn’t an umbrella look lovely next to those two chairs mon mari just built?
I think it would.
The advantage of having our pool and deck on that side of the house is that it gets all of the afternoon sun.
That’s also the disadvantage….. It can be far too hot to sit out there.
It’s spring – at least for us.
I have a basket full of seeds ready for my potager, although my potager is not ready for the seeds.
I have, in the past, sown my seeds directly into the soil.
I have also, in the past, bought my tomato plants from the nursery.
Last year I was going crazy, driving from … Continue reading.....
You know I love (hate) to garden and plant a decent size (but not huge) vegetable garden every year.
You also know that my garden supplies almost all of our vegetables for the year.
Even if you are in the midst of cold, rainy, snowy winter, now is the time to start thinking about spring and gardening.
Besides, spring gardens … Continue reading.....
Occasionally I’m nice to people trying to get their work on-line….
This Guest Post, by Wendy Dessler, is one of those times.
Growing Your Own Food From Seed
Photo credit: Bingaman Mellish
It is hard to believe that 2018 is more than half over. Yet, here we are in the middle of August. This particular post is written for a … Continue reading.....
Having a vegetable garden (potager) is one of the most rewarding endeavors one can undertake.
It’s a lot of work for six or seven months, depending on your growing season, but being able to grow and eat your own vegetables all summer, fresh from the garden, is wonderful.
Having the freezer full of soups and the cellar full of winter … Continue reading.....
One knows summer is in full swing when the kitchen counter is covered in summer squash.
I have been harvesting them for 2 weeks now, and already have about 10 quarts of soup in the freezer for winter lunches.
I let them get about 10″ (25cm) long for using in soup – only because it saves effort on my part.… Continue reading.....