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Waste Reduction Process – Week 4

The goal of reducing our waste this month was at sometimes disheartening, and at other times uplifting of all the new innovative things that are becoming available and can be used to reduce waste, especially plastic waste. Below are the… Continue Reading →

Waste Reduction Tips – Week 3

Third week into January and here are the latest and greatest tips and tricks. You can check out the week 1 post here, and the week 2 post here. 15. Reusable mop pads Ditch the one-use disposable pads and use… Continue Reading →

Waste Reduction Escapades – Week 2

Read about the first week of our posts about waste reduction strategies here. So far we have 1 small bag of trash for the first 2 full weeks into the month of January and we have not yet put any… Continue Reading →

2018 Harvest Summary

Back for our fourth year summary of the growth of our backyard gardens. Another year that took us a while to get going, certainly due to the birth of Spencer on June 9th which took a big chunk of the… Continue Reading →

Waste Reduction Adventures – Week 1

We recognize the choices we make every day in our buying decisions matter. Starting every day thinking about and changing small choices in our lives will add up over time to conscious decisions to reduce our impact. We hope some… Continue Reading →

Reading (or listening) Book List

My most recent discovery over the past couple months has been free audiobooks via the public library system, what a find! Just by having a library card you can download an app called OverDrive you can check out audiobooks for… Continue Reading →

2017 Harvest Summary

Our third year now with our annual Harvest Summary, continuing where our 2016 Summary left off. This year it took us a little while to get off the ground especially on the annuals because we spent some time planting new fruit… Continue Reading →

2016 Harvest Summary

Picking up where we left off from our 2015 Summary. We are closing in on the end of another successful year. On September 18th we had our second farm to table tasting that was another great success. Since then I’ve… 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 →

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 →

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