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

Trying to Be Trendy: Heard any Good Yolks Lately?

Yes, I am trying yet another foodie trend. This one caught my attention because I have the most wonderful problem a chicken tender can have. What is one to do with so many… Continue reading

Out Foxing the Wildlife

Still counting down to the bulk of the planting for 2021 in the Food It Yourself garden. We will start hardening off our seedlings this week. I turned over the soil in the… Continue reading

May I Share My Garden Plans With You?

It is May and it finally feels like spring here to stay in central Massachusetts. The oak, maple, birch, aspen, pine, beech, poplar, sassafras, and crabapple trees are all booming, looking beautiful, and… Continue reading

It’s Spring…ish. Sometimes.

It is starting to feel like spring, some times, in central Massachusetts. Today was nice. Yesterday we had snow flurries. Tomorrow is most likely going to be mostly okay; Sunday is still a… Continue reading

Trying to Be Trendy: Brewed Awakening

Well, here I am trying yet another foodie trend: cold brew coffee. When I was a young’un (cue nostalgic music) cold coffee was tossed out. Right into the iris bed by the kitchen… Continue reading

Trying to Be Trendy: Focaccia Art

You all know I love bread. For Christmas, I made focaccia. It was so delicious I was asked make another batch for Easter, and I am very happy to do so. Home made… Continue reading

Not Just in My Back Yard

Spring is just starting here in central New England. The daffodils are starting to appear. Pear Kun has lots of buds. The rhubarb is racing out of the ground. I am carefully plotting… Continue reading