Relishing the Change in Seasons

Summer is officially over in the northern hemisphere, and autumn is making itself comfortable. There is no longer enough daylight to ripen my tomatoes, so I have taken the plants down and salvaged… Continue reading

PUMPKIN TIME!

What’s just over 65 lb and full of sincerity? The Food It Yourself 2021 pumpkin harvest! The squashes have turned a brilliant orange. The vines have died back. Best of all, my straw… Continue reading

Late Summer is Actually Just Early Pumpkin Season.

We have almost made it through August! The hottest part of the year is theoretically behind us. We are picking and putting up tomatoes. We are harvesting herbs to dry over the winter.… Continue reading

Too Hot To Cook: Salmorejo

It is too darn hot in Central MA. It is August, so nobody is surprised. This is also New England, so everyone is complaining. For those of you not from New England, popular… Continue reading

Nothing But Sincerity!

I am so excited about our pumpkins this year. The vines in the raised beds are huge, and still growing. There are currently five pumpkins, and the vines are still blooming, so we… Continue reading

The Dinner With No Name

Mrs. S, my friend’s mother, taught me how to make this amazing vegetable side dish She would serve it to us at sleep-overs, cook outs and camping trips. It is the most amazing… Continue reading

It’s Growing To Be an Interesting Season…

The overall condition of New England Garden Season 2021 has been unstable. May started out warm, until Memorial Day weekend, which felt like Thanksgiving. June brought mid-August levels of heat and humidity, but… Continue reading

Challenge Accepted!

I am very happy to report that the raised garden beds planned by our Church congregation’s eagle scout candidate have been constructed and filled. As I noted earlier in the season, community gardens… Continue reading

Go Away. You Bug Me

It is June. The Food it yourself garden is growing, blooming, and generally looking amazing. We have been harvesting herbs, bok choy and so many strawberries. The chickens are still laying four to… Continue reading

The Planting of 2021

It is finally planting time in central Massachusetts. This week I had a few days of vacation time to use up at work. The soil has warmed up. The weather was forecasted to… Continue reading