Category Archive: Grow it yourself

Easy Freezy Greeny Beanzies

The last couple of weeks have been hectic here at Food It Yourself HQ. I made time for an excellent green bean harvest, though. I want to share how I prepped them for… Continue reading

Garden 2020- THE SEQUEL!

And just like that- it is mid October. I am pretty sure September was about 11 days long this year. I just do not understand how we are so close to Halloween already.… Continue reading

So Much is Happening!

Oh my has it been busy here at Food It Yourself HQ. Mr. Food It Yourself and I have been rearranging our entire house in anticipation of a complete electrical rewire and upgrade.… Continue reading

In a Pickle, Yet Again

The cruel irony of gardening is this: the same weather that makes everything grow and produce is also weather that makes one loath to run a hot water canner. Seriously, it is 95F… Continue reading

I’m stumped.

Planting season is still a long way off in central New England. However, I am already preparing for the 2020 Food It Yourself Garden. I have all my seeds ready to go. I… Continue reading

Here’s the Plan

It is February. The seed catalogs arrived about six weeks ago. I bought stuff. From Johnny’s Selected Seeds I selected string beans, the most disease resistant zucchini and pickling cucumbers I could find,… 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