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Permaculture principles and how they are applied in a suburban setting.

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 →

Much Mulch

Its that time! MULCHIN’ TIME!! That’s right, time to get down and dirty in the warm dirty mulch. I’ve learned that I actually love mulch. When Jim asked if I wanted to spread or shovel I said “heck yes I’ll… Continue Reading →

Meatless Month

After the month of December Jim and I were feeling just a little bit bogged down by all the rich food we had been eating. I spent a week in Texas and I don’t think I have ever eaten so… Continue Reading →

We’re Alive!

Hi! Yes, we are in fact alive! January has been one crazy month. There was lots of traveling in the beginning, then settling into my new job and then most recently a week of the crazy virus that has been… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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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