Mid September garden, 2017

I truly can’t believe it is September already!  The trees are beginning to tinge, the harvest is happening daily, and the amount of food to put up is astounding! But it is all wonderful, even the busyness, in this time of abundance.  Some pictures below, of the changing fall garden, and the various vegetables we…

12 weeks after planting – early August, paradise !!

The garden is our favorite place to be these days, with the exploding bounty of vegetables….the beautiful weather for much playing in the pond and lil pool for the little ones.  Its been a lovely few weeks, cooling off at nights..which seems to keep the broccoli and cauliflower quite happy.  We are eating broccoli every…

10 weeks after planting…end of July, 2017

Its officially full on canning season, between the blueberries, the rhubarb, & the chicken stock…the canners seem to be full all of the time. The garden is at its height, we are eating almost daily broccoli, green beans and peas.  The corn is tasseling, the squash is starting to trail around the garden, and the…

Mid July update, 7 weeks after planting!

  Things are in full swing around here, the garden seems to have really taken root this past couple of weeks! We are harvesting peas, zucchini, greens, and the first of the green beans. We just finished planting the last of the potatoes (I bought a wee bit too many seed potatoes, so we scrambled…

Swimming in rhubarb…

Our ancient rhubarb patch just never fails to produce endless rhubarb…i harvested over 30 lbs in one day, oh my.  And its still going….. so how to put up this much rhubarb?  After much experimenting, roasting and canning is my favorite option….I chop, toss with sugar, then roast in the oven, spread on pans, at…

The first day of summer -2017- (5 weeks after planting)

  The first day of summer, the garden is finally starting to pop!  Except for the 3 sisters mounds (of corn, beans and winter squash..)…which is taking longer to catch up, possibly because of weeks of rain…anyhoo, some pictures! below, boc choi.. below, the summer garden..broccoli and cauliflower finally perking up…with a smattering of eggplant…

Mid June garden update…(4 weeks after planting)

Updates from mid June….after many, many weeks of rainy cool weather, we now have hot and upper 90 degree days. The garden is still trying to adjust, and we are (not so patiently) waiting for all the plants to recover, send their roots down deep, and pop.  I’m hoping this week of sunshine will do…

The start of the season, mid May 2017!

Its the beginning of garden planting season….(well, technically..we began back in february when we started our lil tomato and other early plants indoors, to be brought out to the greenhouse in march….then a rogue chicken broke into the greenhouse and demolished them…aargh)  So anyhoo, back to the beginning of garden planting!  This year we moved…

starting seeds…

two things arrived in the mail today, our fedco seed order…and our new community acupuncture practice sign.  so exciting! its exciting to think about the little seedlings that we will start inside, with bazillions of feet of snow on the ground (ok, im exaggerating a little…but seriously. a blizzard in march)  anyhoo, both these exciting…

doing small things with great love, and lessons from 2016

Often comments from friends and relatives on how lovely and beautiful our lives seem, make me think of sharing more of the failures. And yes, Vermont is beautiful, and we love what we do, we love growing food, we love Acupuncture, we love homeschooling our children..(and i admit, i mostly share the lovely pictures..) But…

Why am I talking about Acupuncture on my farm blog?

So whats acupuncture got to do with farming, anyway? Some of you may know, some may not, that here on our little micro farm our actual business is in the practice of acupuncture. For the last 12 or so years, we have made a living treating people in a small town in vermont. How did…