The Forecast Calls For Food

https://youtu.be/Xi7ycNiaSoI Following on the heels of yesterday's blog, I thought this video update may be more interesting. It's certainly more current. Captured just this morning in the mildly sweltering heat and humidity of a fine July morning. This new grid down garden is modest in size no doubt. It has required a decent amount of …

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A New Garden Emerges “From Scratch”

Why mow where you can grow? The thought has occurred to me many times that I need to better utilize my plot of land. As I've mentioned previously, we have a large yard. Yet, even blessed with a homestead on nearly an acre of suburbia, our growing space is limited. Much to my consternation, we …

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One Of These Things Doesn’t Belong Here

https://youtu.be/sxJXICxrx64   Pardon the unrehearsed, spur of the moment singing. I was a better blues singer back in the day than a "classic children's programming jingle" singer. In an earlier article, I posed the question "to till or not to till". In the spirit of "throwback Thursday", here is a short video from just a …

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When Nature Seems Tardy

The climate changed on us this year. I suspect it will change again next year. It does indeed change afterall .... as it sees fit. As it always has. As it always will. Imagine that. It has been a disappointing spring to say the least in many parts of the country.  My little slice of …

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Back To Eden Gardening…. Sort Of

The power grid was definitely not in operation when the world's first organic food producer, Adam, tended to the original garden. He had Father God, mother nature, his wits, and elbow grease. That was all he required initially to coax food from the ground. Eventually he lost a rib, but gained a co-op partner in …

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To Till Or Not To Till….

That may not be "the" question, but it is "a" question. And it's one I'm faced with presently, if not necessarily by choice. Two summers ago, my far too generous brother gifted me with a brand spanking new tiller. It came with a respected brand name Kohler engine. Unfortunately, it also came equipped with a "smart" choke, the intelligence of which is suspect. …

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