Category Archives: The Garden

I Hear There Might Be An Ice Storm Coming

There’s a big ice storm predicted for our area so I’m starting to get a plan of action and figure out the best way to prepare.

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Training Chickens to go to the Garden for Soaked Grain

Even though we don’t quite have our fence and coop ready to put the chickens in the garden yet, doesn’t mean we can’t go ahead and encourage the chickens to hang out in the garden as much as possible. I’m … Continue reading

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We’re Getting the Garden Ready for Chickens!

It was a beautiful, spring-like day so what better way to spend the day than out in the garden. We’re working to convert the garden over to no till. First we plan to add a nice thick layer of mulch … Continue reading

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A Visit From the Compost Inspector

We’ve got really cold temperatures coming so we’re getting a few things done that need to be done so we don’t have to worry about doing them in the really cold temps.

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Working in the Garden in December

The day was so beautiful! We had errands to run in town but we put them aside because we couldn’t pass up spending such a lovely afternoon in the garden. We’re attempting to use the Ruth Stout method of gardening, … Continue reading

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And Then I Found Five Dollars

It was a day of chores, doctoring the turkey, snapping beans and a couple of stories… then we found five dollars.

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Plantin’ Strawberries and Pickin’ Apples

It was a very lovely warm day so we got lots done outside! We transplanted some strawberries, did a little clean up by burning some weeds and picked apples. Now there’s lots more work ahead as we decide what we … Continue reading

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Super Simple Way To Make Tomato Sauce

This is a simple way I’ve found to make tomato sauce.  You can check out my post, Easy Way to Make Tomato Sauce for more info. 

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Let’s Pick A Snack!

Peppers, peppers and more peppers… got them all chopped and in the freezer. With supper running late, good thing there are apples on the tree so we could pick a snack.

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Picking Peppers in the Dark!

The morning started out cold so we warmed the house by starting a fire in the fireplace. Spent the afternoon canning beans, then remembered after supper that there might possibly be a frost that night. Even though they probably would … Continue reading

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