18 tomato plants

no red yet...

As soon as we moved out here to Bedford and, for the first time, had yard and room for growing, I felt the need to put in a garden. It helped that it was April at the time. That first effort was a small thing, only three feet by eight if I recall, but we've expanded it every year since then and now have some considerable area under cultivation.

Of course, we've not yet had a year where the farming lives up to our hopes and expectations, but you know what they say about hope springing etc.; and so each spring finds me pouring excitedly through seed catalogues. At least at that point in the season nothing has gone wrong yet!

the most recent blog posts tagged with "farming"

blankets for the beds

Fall felt like it raced by this year; I didn't do lots of the things I had hoped to do. Now it's totally winter, and ... [read more]

Thu, December 6th, 2018 at 7:22 pm

apple days

So I haven't written anything about our apple trees since last time, but I should have: they lived up to the promise of those ... [read more]

Mon, October 9th, 2017 at 4:00 am

precious blossoms


In the midst of the cool wet weather last week I noticed something thrilling: our fruit trees had flower buds. We have five apple trees ... [read more]

Wed, May 3rd, 2017 at 5:42 pm

squash soup


In the middle of the winter when the green of our garden is just a memory, looking at the pile of winter squashes on the ... [read more]

Wed, March 29th, 2017 at 5:48 pm