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Category Archive: Grow it yourself

Get ready to…

Finally, we had a weekend without snow, freezing rain, ice giant invasion, sleet, or fog in central New England. We had a little rain on Friday, but it was nearly 60 Fahrenheit. Most… Continue reading

The Garden of the Future?

Old Man Winter is clearly drunk off his gourd. The weather in central Massachusetts is oscillating between frigid+sunny and unseasonably warm+raining, with a little snow, ice, slush, and fog tossed in. On the… Continue reading

January Dreaming

Winter has certainly settled in, and will not be going anywhere soon. The Food It Yourself garden is fast asleep. My raised beds are frozen solid. My pitch fork, shovels, and rakes are… Continue reading

Ears to Small Successes!

This summer has been emotionally draining. Woodchucks ate everything but the tomato plants. Then the cucumbers bounced back but squash beetles caused them to wilt. Then it rained for three weeks strait and… Continue reading

The Magical Mystery Squash

Remember how I had those volunteer squash sprouts this past spring? (See the picture to below to refresh your memory. )As my zucchini, cucumbers, and pumpkins were being eaten by an adorably evil… Continue reading

Not So Bad

So we never did catch that woodchuck. Correction- our exterminator caught the mommy wood chuck, but she worked her way out of the trap. However, since she now knows that our yard is… Continue reading

My Cup of Tea

Is it possible to have a crush on a food? If so, I may have developed a crush on rose-scented tea. Just after Christmas a coworker left some in the shared kitchenette at… Continue reading

Pesto for a Potluck

This past Sunday, the congregation where I worship held a potluck lunch to go along with our semiannual meeting. I signed up to bring pasta salad because there has to be pasta salad… Continue reading

Rhubarbecue

The Food It Yourself Garden is progressing nicely. The peppers and cherry tomatoes are forming flower buds. The sugar snap peas are climbing their chicken wire trellis. I am starting to see ripe… Continue reading

Food It Yourself Garden 2018- Can I Get a Volunteer?

Okay, so this will be three blog posts in a row dedicated to my garden, but I really think I am on my way to a personal best this year. It has been… Continue reading