Tag Archive: fruit

Shaping Up for Spring

We are approaching what passes for “springtime” in central New England. Some days are around 60F, other days the temperature tops out at 20-something. We have been on this climatic roller-coaster since mid-February.… Continue reading

Food It Yourself Garden 2022: Planning All the Things

It is the coldest day (so far) of the 2021-2022 winter season here in central Massachusetts. It was exactly 00F at 7:00am today. The chickens are at maximum fluff and we are feeding… 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

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

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 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

Summer into Fall

Yes, it has been a while since I posted. My schedule was really full during August and September. Most of it was fun stuff. Some of it was taking down the garden since… Continue reading

Granola Made Properly-a Stock Pot List Item

Mr. Food It Yourself recently decided to start making his own granola. He wanted a tasty, portable snack to bring to work. Granola is both tasty and portable.¬† As Mr. Food It Yourself… Continue reading

Wild Jam Session!

The brief, glorious part of the New England summer known as Strawberry Season is fading away. A few plants may bloom and fruit again, though. Last year I had one strawberry bloom in… Continue reading