Monthly Archives: May 2013

I’ve sprung a leek!

I harvested all of my leeks the other day – nearly 20 pounds from a tiny little patch (about 25 square feet).  I’d purchased the seedlings from Dixondale Farms in the fall, and planted them on December 19, and the sturdy … Continue reading

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Peas 2013

If they didn’t taste so darn good, I don’t think growing shelling peas would be worth it.  I just picked about two and a half pounds of gorgeous pea pods, spent about half an hour shelling them, and ended up … Continue reading

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Guess who’s having homegrown escargot for dinner?

No, no, not me – the chickens!  I’m not that awesome adventurous – yet.  Sure, I’ve eaten my share of escargot in restaurants (and have even made them at home on occasion – Trader Joe’s even carries them!).  Slathered with butter … Continue reading

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There’s a fungus among us!

A week or so ago, I finally finished inoculating my very first mushroom logs.  (I say finally because this was a rather long process for me – the logs were cut a couple of months ago, and then I had … Continue reading

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BUGS!

Every spring, I get a little excited when I see this: Aphids.  And not just one or two aphids here or there (is there even such a thing?  I heard once that aphids are born pregnant, though that’s probably just … Continue reading

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Harvest Totals April 2013

This year I’ve decided to keep track of how much food we produce.  It’s taken me awhile, but I’ve gotten into the habit of weighing my produce as soon as I bring it in from outside, and some of the … Continue reading

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