From the Ground Up

Bringing Permaculture to Life in the Kitchen

Second Annual Farm to Table Tasting

Our second Farm to Table tasting went off without a hitch! Thank you to everyone who came and enjoyed our food. We hope next year we can invite even more people. We have the Farm to Table tastings to show… Continue Reading →

Expanding the Run

Time for another Chicken Post! It’s been awhile hasn’t it? The girls have been performing greatly. We have been averaging on a high 8-9 a day and a low 5-6 a day. Almost everyone has gotten the hang of laying… Continue Reading →

How To Freeze Your Harvest

My goal was by the end of the summer I wanted to fill our mini freezer downstairs with things from the garden that we have harvested and frozen. So far, we are doing pretty good! I have frozen a ton… Continue Reading →

Oven Drying Herbs

  I am constantly worried that the things we are growing in our garden are not living up to their potential. Part of the way I live my life is to use everything to it’s full potential and let nothing… Continue Reading →

I am a Farmer

I know exactly when it happened. It was one dew soaked, quiet morning I paused in the middle of our former lawn and let the enormity of what we have done this past year sink in and I thought: I’m… Continue Reading →

Garden Failures

Got back from vacation and had our biggest harvest ever! We pulled 24 lbs out of the garden today, more than half as tomatoes. But of course I’m focusing on the failures we’ve had in the past few weeks. As beginners… Continue Reading →

Chicken with Smooshed Tomatoes

I don’t know about you but I struggle with meals in the summer sometimes. There are only so many salads one can make. It is way too hot to do anything today, especially cook. But thank goodness for air conditioning!… Continue Reading →

Installing a Drip Irrigation System

It has been really hot and dry lately in New England and water is becoming ever more important. The plants need more of it, and there is less to go around. Here is East Longmeadow they’ve just instituted a voluntary… Continue Reading →

A Great Day in Baking History

It was an incredible day for baking today! History was made! I have created my most epic baking achievement yet! BEHOLD!! BAGELS!! It all started with an intense craving for bagels I had one day. But when I went to… Continue Reading →

Small Scale Farming

Incremental change is hard to see. Almost 2 years in and we are just starting to see the vision take shape of what we want to accomplish. There is still a ways to go, but to see how far we’ve… Continue Reading →

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