Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A failed gardener is sometimes just a better son

I had great intention of having a great back yard garden. Plans were discussed, seeds sprouted indoors, back yard tilled, fenced in and trellised. Life had different plans for the garden. This summer, I've been taking care of my dad more than I have my garden. I'm okay with that.

The garden wasn't a complete bust though. We did manage to get some zucchini and squash with a handful of sweet corn and beans.

I will try again next year and see what grows.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

America's Oldest Farm for sale

http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/07/30/oldest.family.farm.tuttle/index.html?hpt=C2

This saddens me for a couple of reasons. 1. That no relation was willing to take on the farm. And 2. Now that it's been in the media, I'm sure someone will buy it all and convert it to commercial property and strip malls.

Friday, June 18, 2010


The composter is doing well. I don't have a current pic, but this is what it looked like when I finished it about a month or so ago. I will have to go out and break it up a bit though. It's been raining a lot lately. Every time it starts to take off, we have 3-4 days of rain that puts it back. Oh well, I'm sure the rain will leave soon enough and we will have dry conditions and it will take off again.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Back to where I belong

After trying to escape my country roots for a good 12 years, I'm back home. Where I belong, trying to remember the little things about farming and gardening that are just out of the grasp of my memory. It's sort of like going through a barn full of cobwebs to get to the little gems covered in dust and grime from years of neglect and non-use.