Monthly Archives: July 2012

Harvesting alliums

We always talk about starting a gardening notebook, but somehow the talk never materializes onto paper. Lacking a decent notebook, we often refer to the blog for gardening dates from previous years. Looking back on our garlic harvest for the … Continue reading

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Toulouse geese join the homestead

Some friends gave us four Toulouse geese on Sunday. We are very excited to add them to our place! Geese can live only on grass, which is a big advantage as grain prices rise. We eventually hope to use them … Continue reading

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Cauliflower of prodigious size

Our cauliflower this year was huge. They were planted in a bed that had been sheet composted with chicken manure and you could tell the plants were happy. I wanted to try pickling some again this year but I decided … Continue reading

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Baby chicks get to free range

On June 22nd we started letting the small chicks out of their coop during the day. After several hours of them refusing to leave the safety of their home, I went out and sat in the chicken pen. One by … Continue reading

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Rustic cherry tarts

Our cherries are ripe! We ended up getting over three quarts from our sweet cherry tree and the birds picked the rest. I can’t wait to see what our harvest will be next year. I harvested about 2 cups worth … Continue reading

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Wordless produce pictures

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