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Tag Archive: home grown

The Magical Mystery Squash

Remember how I had those volunteer squash sprouts this past spring? (See the picture to below to refresh your memory. )As my zucchini, cucumbers, and pumpkins were being eaten by an adorably evil… Continue reading

Not So Bad

So we never did catch that woodchuck. Correction- our exterminator caught the mommy wood chuck, but she worked her way out of the trap. However, since she now knows that our yard is… Continue reading

Pesto for a Potluck

This past Sunday, the congregation where I worship held a potluck lunch to go along with our semiannual meeting. I signed up to bring pasta salad because there has to be past salad… Continue reading

Food It Yourself Garden 2018- Can I Get a Volunteer?

Okay, so this will be three blog posts in a row dedicated to my garden, but I really think I am on my way to a personal best this year. It has been… Continue reading

Food It Yourself Garden 2018- It Takes Pain to be Beautiful

My mom used to tell me “it takes pain to be beautiful.” She would then commence the lengthy process of detangling my thick, wavy hair. This year, getting my garden together was a… Continue reading

Food It Yourself Garden 2018- so far…

Just as predicted by the majority of New Englanders, “springtime” has been bypassed in the north east USA. It is now early summer, even though it is only early May. It happens. We… Continue reading

Big Plans for a Big Harvest

After making an impressive rally throughout March, I am pretty sure Old Man Winter has keeled over dead. I could be wrong, though. This is New England after all. Even if he makes… Continue reading

One Last Jam!

As promised, here is the story about what happened to the very hard, very green tomatoes I harvested when disassembling the 2017 Food It Yourself garden. It started, as most things do in… Continue reading

Slowly Cooking Off My Tomatoes

Yes, the Food It Yourself 2017 garden season has been brought to an end. Even after the take down I still had plenty of tomatoes available. My refrigerator was full of the last… Continue reading

Food It Yourself Garden 2017 Wrap-Up

What a strange, productive, surprising year we had with the Food It Yourself garden. The weather was even more irrational than usual for New England. October is still trying to convince us it… Continue reading