Category Archives: Gardening

Accidental dinner

Short story: This post is mainly just to document a recipe I made up tonight that the kids happened to like unanimously. (This time, anyway. See here.) Longer story: Yesterday, I had two small chickens in the crock pot simmering … Continue reading

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New compost bin

Our compost bin composted itself so the men are making a new one. Total yikes moment. But Dave says he knows what he’s doing. I am really not a fan of power tools… no reason, just nerves. So I had … Continue reading

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Garden update

We have been harvesting different kinds of squash from our volunteer plants! The leaves and vines are starting to wilt and wither, so I think we’re nearly done for the season, and a couple of the squash became homes for … Continue reading

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squash update

As our main garden continues to languish, the gift garden surprises us even more. It appears we are hosting three different types of hard squash. One looks like spaghetti squash, the original vote for pumpkin plant that so many of … Continue reading

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Our “No Thanks To You” Garden

Gardening. I remain optimistic, but seriously, it doesn’t work for me. I just want to grow some veggies for my table. Waah! I planted seeds at least twice this year, in March and April, indoors. They sprouted and then died. … Continue reading

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Green tomatoes

Well, my garden eventually produced over 40 tomatoes, in various sizes and shades of unripeness. I spent a few weeks covering them with blankets during cold nights (of which, honestly, we didn’t have many this balmy November) and finally the … Continue reading

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Does Anygarden Really Know What Time It Is?

My garden is so weird. I planted in March. Sprouts came up. They stayed about 6″ tall for about 3 months. Then in June or July I started watering more. (Like, drowning it daily.) Stuff grew more. In August I … Continue reading

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We have a cucumber!

The other day Dave came home and walked past the garden, per usual. He came in saying, “Honey, did you know we have a cucumber?” We all rushed out to look. It’s an Arkansas pickling cucumber plant from some heirloom … Continue reading

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Yard work

One of the things I was most looking forward to with having children of my own was getting my own labor force to delegate jobs. It seems to be working out okay some of the time. The big girls raked … Continue reading

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Trip to the Farm

One nice thing about having no particular curriculum is that unlike some of our friends, we’re not trying to rush and get our school year finished up right now. Which leaves us plenty free to have a random, spur of … Continue reading

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