around the farm

grab your binoculars (upside down seedling pots work well for this) and hang on for this week’s garden tour.

i think beans are miraculous. i’m just saying. scarlet emperor runner beans are the kind of plant you can literally watch growing. if i could sit and do nothing else, i would do just that.

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around the farm

after over 2 weeks of no rain, i put some seeds and starts into the newly dug bed just in time for a good soaking. i’m hoping for a bumper crop of cilantro, i saved a lot of seed last year and put most of it in just now, gambling on this good soaking . . . → Read More: around the farm

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we’ve been celebrating rich’s daughter’s graduation this past week, and had gorgeous weather in which to put family members to work in the garden. 😉 rich’s parents visited for a week and helped us clear the way for digging the second half of the garden. i had hacked down the salmonberry in very early . . . → Read More: around the farm

~around the farm~ manure wealth

last week i made some new compost bins. look at that fine joinery (haha, i did not take any closeups, because i perform joinery with scrap ropes off the beach, not fasteners.)

how i know my man really, really likes me: he let me fill up his truck with manure. i mucked out my friend’s . . . → Read More: ~around the farm~ manure wealth

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remember the around the farm posts? i’m going to need a spot to put all of the before and during photos of my new digs (yuk yuk). i think most of my readers know i’m head over heels in love with this guy

but i’m not sure how much i’ve said about the land . . . → Read More: around the farm

around the farm ~ filled my pantry

we’re nibbling little fresh bits from our garden here and there still- brussels sprouts, our first artichoke, and the tomatoes that are still ripening in the windowsill, finally pulled off their vines and rescued from the ensuing cold. certainly there will be greens for a while yet- kale and chard are such mainstays. there are . . . → Read More: around the farm ~ filled my pantry

around the farm

loved digging potatoes this weekend with my barefoot little boy. i have heard predictions of a cold wet fall here in the pnw, and my under-the-spruce-tree potatoes were planted under straw… so rather than store them in the “ground” until the last before-frost . . . → Read More: around the farm

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my brassica leaves are all holey and bitten, but after several weeks of relentlessly drowning green caterpillars, there are still some leaves, and more importantly, the prize in the middle. my first cauliflower! we’ve been harvesting broccoli galore as well- eating lots of it now and putting some in the freezer for later.

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grapeful weekend

 

i was having a rough friday afternoon. the transitions between mama’s and dada’s have been key stress points for all of us, and i want to say that this is true mostly of quinn, but i have to admit, on average the transitions are the highest stress level of my day to . . . → Read More: grapeful weekend

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enjoy the quiet today.

other posts you may enjoy:~this moment~ new friend~a month in the life of a lifelong learner~ sierpenski’s rubik’s tetrahedron~black and white wednesday~ looking up~rainbow . . . → Read More: around the farm