Gardening

Collards and Turnips for 2013

Collards and Turnips for 2013

Collards and Turnips from seed planted December 1st. The onions went in the same day. Swiss Chard and spinach in the garden box.

It’s Blueberry Time!

It’s Blueberry Time!

My husband just brought in over 2 gallons of fresh blueberries from our brother-in-law. I am so excited and will make as much as I can with them while they are fresh. Did you know that blueberries rank second to strawberries in consumption in the […]

Huglekulture Tomatoes

Huglekulture Tomatoes

The Huglekultur is doing exactly what we read it would. We planted these tomatoes as small plants and watered them once. They are big, green and full of tomatoes. We have gotten periodic rains, but have had to water our other plants regularly. The sponginess […]

Our Huglekultur

Our Huglekultur

When we first started the foundation of our cabin, we realized we needed to address the lay of the land. The front of the house was going to be significantly high off the ground and right on the edge of a big drop off. We […]

Huglekultur

Huglekultur

Huglekultur is the latest gardening sensation that is actually a very old form of “no till” and “raised bed” farming. It has been used in Eastern Europe for centuries. It is a German term that translates “mound culture” or “hill culture” and was probably developed […]

Water tower

Water tower

The water tower was one of Roy’s first projects at the property. It was erected as a reservoir for the water from the ram pump. The tank itself is a 275 gallon plastic cube with a metal frame. These are used for a variety of  liquids, so you […]

Coons in the Corn

Coons in the Corn

Roy discovered on Wednesday that racoons had been in his corn and gotten a few ears. He lowered the bottom wire on the electric fence thinking they may be coming in under it. The next day, even more were eaten (shucked and devoured right on […]

Squash problems: What’s that bug?

Squash problems: What’s that bug?

Last year our squash was beautiful and producing well, but then it died overnight. We talked with a few people about it, and everyone concurred it must have been cutworms. We did some cursory checking and ended with the same assumption. I read a little […]




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