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In Memoriam In the Garden

It’s been a rough month here in Food It Yourself land. My mother made a shockingly quick slide from living with cancer to receiving a terminal diagnosis to completing her time on this… Continue reading

What Can I Do With a Green Tomato?

Are you ready for the very first Food It Yourself sing-along? I hope so, because here it is! Tune: “What Shall We Do With a Drunken Sailor”, traditional Want to make your own?… Continue reading

EEE! Better Save It for Later

So there I was, enjoying a delightful September afternoon by relocating more strawberries in the front yard. (See more about my strawberry related ambitions here) The chickens were enjoying a romp around the… Continue reading

A Berry Nice Problem to Have.

Efforts to replace the entire front yard with strawberry plants continue. My berries are ever so happy, and are sending out runners in every direction. As you can see, many of them have… Continue reading

OOPS! That Isn’t a Hen

Remember these sweet little ladies? Sure you do! From left to right, you’re looking at Misty Coopland, Mallory Archer, Ruth Layer Ginsburg, Lucky, Agnes Featherduster Junior (A.J.), and Ellen DeHeneres. Can you believe… Continue reading

A Waffle-ly Good Idea

A few months ago I hit the grocery store jackpot- whole frozen turkey for $0.48/lb. Yes, you read that correctly. Forty-eight cents per pound for a frozen turkey. I picked up a 17… Continue reading

In a Pickle, Again!

Once again I am staring down an August without any zucchini. My plants got nibbled on by something or another and just never quite recovered. (Mr. Food It Yourself is in the process… Continue reading

Gardening with Guarded Optimism

So far so good in the Food It Yourself garden this year. I hesitate to say things are wonderful, because my pride last year at this time was quickly quashed by woodchucks. Yes,… Continue reading

What Went Down Better Come Up

As you remember from last week, the Food It Yourself garden has been planted. I have now entered that super anxious time where I wait for the right kinds of green things to… Continue reading

Sun’s out, Seeds Down

It finally stopped raining in central New England- at least for today. I was so excited I decided to start planting the Food It Yourself 2019 garden. Also, my neighbor has been working… Continue reading