summer squashes in a blue colander

one day's harvest

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"

growing garlic

Since I want to be a garlic farmer when I grow up, the beginning of November is an exciting time for me. Back in the ... [read more]

Wed, November 16th, 2016 at 6:07 pm

feeling abundant

One of my delights at the farmers market is checking out the prices for things that are growing well at our own farm. Seeing that ... [read more]

Thu, July 14th, 2016 at 6:43 pm

our rhubarb this year

It's past time for my annual rhubarb appreciation post!


The last few days I've been appreciating a new recipe for rhubarb crisp. I made it ... [read more]

Tue, June 7th, 2016 at 2:00 am

at least we have asparagus

As seems to be the case most of the time, we're feeling pretty busy and exhausted around here. I've had many moments during the day ... [read more]

Thu, May 26th, 2016 at 5:45 pm