a jungle of squash vines and corn stalks

where the squash came from

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"

browsing greens

Today as part of my lunch preparations I dashed out into the rainy garden and snatched up a bunch of green things: some kale, some ... [read more]

Thu, June 20th, 2019 at 6:12 pm

garden update

As always, gardening this year has had its frustrations. The boys and I went to both the local nurseries today looking for butternut squash seedlings ... [read more]

Thu, June 13th, 2019 at 6:41 pm

happy tomatoes

It's been a bit of a tough spring for gardening, in that we haven't had three consecutive dry days since March 26-28 (literally). But work ... [read more]

Mon, May 20th, 2019 at 4:18 pm

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