April 2019

Putting in a willow arbor

Inspired by a willow arbor I saw at Michael Judd’s Long Creek Homestead, with my wife’s blessing I followed his instructions and set out to dig in an arbor over […]

Filling, nutritious, and not too sweet. Serves up to 3. Ingredients: 2/3 c amaranth seeds 2 1/2 c water 1/4 cup raisins 1/4 cup coconut flakes 1/4 cup sunflower seeds […]

Clover party in the back, what

Clover that overwintered in the garden beds are in full force and growing like crazy. They were struggling last year. I love to see clover flourishing. Since I’ve found out […]

Heavy rain today

I finished planting for the day just ten minutes before a rainstorm tore through the area. I put a goumi, nanking cherry, and black currant in a small group on […]

New fruit tribe

Far left: Russian heirloom apple Left, white tag: heirloom pomegranate Center bottom: Nanking cherry Top right, red tag: Heirloom Tayberry Right, yellow tag: Goumi (fruits and fixes nitrogen) I am […]

Six bare-root grape vines arrived Friday along with an heirloom apple tree and an Osborne Prolific fig. Six grape vines are too many for me, but they were at a […]