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Tag Archive: garden

In a Pickle, Again!

Once again I am staring down an August without any zucchini. My plants got nibbled on by something or another and just never quite recovered. (Mr. Food It Yourself is in the process… Continue reading

Gardening with Guarded Optimism

So far so good in the Food It Yourself garden this year. I hesitate to say things are wonderful, because my pride last year at this time was quickly quashed by woodchucks. Yes,… Continue reading

What Went Down Better Come Up

As you remember from last week, the Food It Yourself garden has been planted. I have now entered that super anxious time where I wait for the right kinds of green things to… Continue reading

Sun’s out, Seeds Down

It finally stopped raining in central New England- at least for today. I was so excited I decided to start planting the Food It Yourself 2019 garden. Also, my neighbor has been working… Continue reading

It Starts NOW

It is time to really get down to business regarding the Food It Yourself garden. The rhubarb I divided and trans planted is looking alive. This weekend I got the raised beds turned… Continue reading

Gotta Move!

This past weekend certainly felt like spring in central Massachusetts. The yard is free of snow (for now…this is New England after all), so the chickens got a little time to stretch and… Continue reading

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

The Garden Season That Was

So, Last week I promised I would share some pictures of the Food It Yourself garden if it stopped raining before it started snowing. I really should know better than to play chicken… Continue reading