The Gardens in June

We maintain two gardens as well various bits of other plantings.  The two are known as the side garden and the strip garden. Enjoy this glimpse, and if you are in the neighborhood sometime, feel free to stop by and help me weed.  

Fire and Ice

On nights like this when it is going down to -20 degrees and the wind is gusting at 40mph, we welcome heat in any form we can get it.  Of course there is the wood stove, but it’s nice to have supplemental heat from a bottle, too.

Preserving

The gardens are flourishing, and we have been enjoying the bounty. I haven’t harvested enough to begin any large scale canning, but the tomatoes are just starting to turn red.  If we get a few more warm days, I’ll be making sauce soon. We have harvested enough to fill our plates and put a few cans of fermented goodness away. A pepper relish. A corn treat. Loads of pickles. Carrots and Pole Beans. And we’ve been experimenting with jams and jellies. We picked 50 pounds of blueberries at Ingall’s Blueberry Hill in… Read More