https://www.instagram.com/p/BWv2O_MDIqF/ This has not been a stellar year for the Simons gardens, as I may have mentioned before. And even so, EVEN SO, once you start really paying attention to what is growing in your yard it is amazing what there is there to eat. For instance, how about this. Scrolling through Instagram (cell phoneContinue reading “Cornucopia”
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Even in a suburban garden, you sometimes get to witness remarkable wildlife in action. Such was the case the other day when I turned around while feeding my chicks, to find a magnificent clean up operation going on. Maybe I just identify with beings that stuff their mouths. I really do likeContinue reading “Lunch”
Unexpected August Harvests
Sometimes I hate August gardening. Or so I say to myself as I pick my way through humid, wet, over-grown tomato plants that tangle with wild morning glory vines. Those crazy vines grow so fast, and twist around and around every vertical stalk or post or fence, through the other leaves, around the otherContinue reading “Unexpected August Harvests”
How Does Your Muscle Grow?
So friends, ’tis true, your garden beds are bare. But there is something that we gardeners can still be growing — even in this dark and dreary, un-gardenable season. You don’t even have to go outside to do it. Yes, I thought, as I huffed through a plank (yes one plank) this morning, this isContinue reading “How Does Your Muscle Grow?”
CEOs Grow their Own?
Salad greens picked this December morning – not that big a deal for a full-time grower, but we aren’t that. Edward and I struggle to fit gardening into our schedules. He is a CEO and I am a writer, when I am not everything else including landlord, which is my contribution to the cash flow.Continue reading “CEOs Grow their Own?”
Flowers for Chickens and Living Forage
Take a Course at Forested! First of all, I must let you know about my friend LincolnSmith’s workshops series at his forest teaching garden, Forested, this spring – here’s the link! https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/#inbox/14cd4a6cf3709800 Flowers for Chickens? Why? This idea is totally stolen from an inspiring website I looked at and have not been able to relocate.Continue reading “Flowers for Chickens and Living Forage”
Chicken paddocks is a great idea. I have mentioned it before, and I am sure I will mention it again. For years we’ve allowed our chickens half the day in our back yard, for their health, for better eggs, because I am soft hearted — because they seemed to get into it no matterContinue reading “Chickens Paddocks”
Ahhh – Renovated Chicken Run
A thing of beauty is a joy forever – look at that beautiful tidied chip yard! On Saturday I spent most of the day cleaning up the run and house for winter and for the addition of five 16 week old poulets to join our current flock of 8 laying hens. Eight is just notContinue reading “Ahhh – Renovated Chicken Run”
“Suburban Farmers” – ordinary people growing their own food