Tag Archive: garden

Blah. Winter. Hashtag Blah

Not sure if you’ve heard, but it’s been snowing in Central Massachusetts. It’s been snowing since the last week of January. As of February 12, 2015 a whopping 92.1 inches (that’s seven and… Continue reading

Planning and Plugging

The Food It Yourself garden is currently obscured by a delicate blanket of snow. Okay, it’s actually two inches of slushy sleet frozen into a solid mass by an unusually frigid November. Either… Continue reading

Thanks!

This is it- the week when we in the USA celebrate and give thanks by roasting our most delicious native bird. Mr. FoodItYourself and I will host a Thanksgiving meal on Thursday. We’ll… Continue reading

Toe-may-toe, Toe-mah-toe, This is It. I Mean It!

So, today was supposed to be about my potato harvest. Here’s what I got for potatoes. So not an absolute bust, but last year we got almost 20 pounds, so I was certainly… Continue reading

I’ve Fallen Behind, I’d Better Ketchup

As I mentioned previously a huge quantity of tomatoes currently emanate from the Food It Yourself garden. What’s a DIYeter to do with such a bounty? Fresh, ripe tomatoes are a highly perishable… Continue reading

I Say “toe-MAH-toe”…so many tomahtoes

So, you may have noted in the last Food It Yourself blog entry  I prattled on and on about tomatoes. It was almost as if I was trying to convince myself, as well… Continue reading

Yummy Yankee Thrift

As Americans, we like to define ourselves by our heritage- we call ourselves by the nationality of our ancestors.  Yes, I frequently refer to myself as “Italian-American”.  However, I am at heart an… Continue reading

I’ve Made My Bed… (2012 garden, part 2)

So just after getting my garden together in May, I left my camera out in the rain. Needless to say, the camera did not survive.  This careless act, and the intensive research seminar… Continue reading

It’s the Berries! (2012 garden, part 1)

On a chilly Bay State February morning, snow flurries grayed the sky.  Also, some guy dumped a huge box on my doorstep.  I had been expecting the corrugated metal strips, the bird net,… Continue reading