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…

Autumn in Wallingford…

The chill in the air brings the end of our garden projects, and the beginnings of our indoor crafty projects….knitting needles are out, weaving has begun, and high hopes for all handmade, grown, or crafted gifts for Christmas! The last of the meat chickens are processed for the year, it’s just greens left in the…

The October garden…

The last of the harvest! We just brought in all the pumpkin, winter squash, gourds, eggplant…but the kitchen garden is still growing, herbs and greens. We had our first frost, are in the midst of chicken processing, rearranging rabbits, and general canning mayhem! Some pictures…

The tomatoes

We go through a lot of tomatoes here, I’d say at least a few quarts a week, between marinara, pizza sauce, tomato soup…etc. so putting up tomatoes for the year is an EVENT here in these parts. Some evidence… Introducing complete tomato canning mayhem, a week long pressure canning marathon…..I’m so happy with the results….but…