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

YES, it Matters

WOW! The Food It Yourself garden of 2020 is producing better than I hoped! With our late frosts and snow in central New England I was convinced cherries and raspberries were a lost… Continue reading

Surprises Everywhere!

Oh my Godzilla, the Food It Yourself garden is growing and changing every single day! It has been a season of surprises, both good and bad. Let me show you what we have… Continue reading

My Cunning Plan…

The Food It Yourself garden is progressing as planned, in great part to our electric fence. Indeed, the evil woodchucks have once again ousted the gentle skunk from the prime real estate under… Continue reading

My Stuff is GROWING!

The 2020 Food It Yourself garden is officially growing. I am so excited for the season. You all know the past few years have been difficult for our backyard garden beds. Woodchucks, squirrels,… Continue reading

Food It Yourself Garden 2020- A Work in Progress

After a week of delightfully spring-like weather, central Massachusetts was once again beset by snow this weekend. Monday, thunderstorms are predicted all day. This is nuts, even for New England. And yet nobody… Continue reading

Trying to be Trendy: A Fluff Piece

Work on the 2020 Food It Yourself garden has been slow this week. The weather was working against me most days. Furthermore, last weekend’s yard work left me with a major case of… Continue reading

Tree Cheers for Springtime!

This past Saturday brought not only snow to the Food It Yourself house, but also my long awaited 4-variety Asian pear tree. Unfortunately, the tree was packaged with a note from the nursery… Continue reading

I’m Finally Trendy!

I am still working towards spring planting here at Food It Yourself headquarters. This week, a few snow peas popped up. I completed an expansion of the front yard strawberry beds and moved… Continue reading

Got to Start Some Time…

Yes, it is that time of year again, DIYeters. It is time to start some seeds inside. I am a big fan of direct sowing when possible, but some plants need a head… Continue reading