Garden update, end of June..

so, new this week are….. The turkey babies ((technically called poults))…    A new breed for us, the Narragansett , a heritage breed, 14 of them! I’m hoping to keep a breeding pair….but we shall see!    More rabbit babies…next to their 4 week old siblings… Now, this was a complete surprise to me, as…

Garden update…aka, arrange and rearrange and rearrange…

sooooooo, the garden is almost planted. I say almost because after planting the whole (darn) thing, the plants started yellowing, and practically keeling over. The whole 40 by 40 ish garden, of seeds started in March, lovingly started and tended…except for the celery.. So after much cussing and hand wrenching, we decided to move the…

First harvest 2015

         There you have it! The first harvest of spring 2015, rhubarb (of course), radishes, spinach, and garlic scapes! Garden update to follow….

The first of the canning, rhubarb!

canning season has officially begun, with the overflowing of rhubarb…not only ours, but I am picking from friends and neighbors. …high in vitamin c, which is one of the main reasons I really want some stashed away for winter!        And the canning, rhubarb preserves, and rhubarb butter…             Roasted rhubarb: chop, toss…

Otra vez

meaning, in Spanish…again, or another time. In Santa Fe, there was a newspaper section called ‘Otra vez’ trash to treasure….I just loved it, the giveaway section.  Giving new life to something, using again, recycling, one of my favorite pastimes. Finding a use for something that would have otherwise been thrown in a dumpster…some Otra vez…