Archive | September, 2012

Time for Edamames


The beans are as ready as they are going to get. They took a long season to get here. I’ll keep a few for seed, but I’m not sure if they are worth the fuss. I’ll think on it.       They are hard to pod, but they taste better than a regular starchy string […]

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Chain Saw Massacr…ess


Last year I brutally chawed the sunflower and corn stalks off with the lawn mower. It was mostly brutal on the machine. I did it because I like the idea of putting everything, including fibre back into the soil. It’s healthy for the dirt, but gives me satisfaction to fulfil the cycle of life (have you […]

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The Creek is dry


  …and so is everything else. The garden is getting to be like a dust bowl. I can’t believe that the peas have decided to start a new season! I ran over them with the lawn mower earlier on, mashing them into bits and spreading the dried left-over seeds everywhere. I’m surprised at how evenly they spread! […]

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A Touch of Frost


Frost. How does the rest of the world do without this? It kills diseased and pesky things, softens our soil, provides new migration routes, lets plants and animals (hibernation) and Sherry rest, makes intricate, lacy designs on our windows and turns the leaves into colorful confetti. Of course it also makes it so we can’t grow a garden half of the […]

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Gathering the Grain


I’m out to find some wheat today and I had some luck. I talked to  a farmer that has some wheat that he’s not pleased with.  Chickens are actually very fussy grain eaters. They can always pick out the best, but mine have become accustomed to putting up with less.  I loaded up the barrels and […]

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Kale Krunch


One big reason I grew Kale was to make this Kale Krunch I’d read about. I cleaned it and pulled the green leafy parts from the hard stems. I oiled it with sesame seed oil and baked it in the oven. I made a huge batch…of course…remember I do things in a big way, right? […]

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Soup de jour


I needed lunch and I needed it in a hurry. Soup or a sandwich would be quick…so what did I have hanging around? I was up to my armpits in tomatoes. I needed to use up some scabby onions that had burst from their hides. The floor is cluttered with every size of Zucchini and […]

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5 1/2 pails: 27 gallons Tomatoes


That’s what I got from the garden. I got a frost scare and went and pulled everything that was a significant size. It get risky this time of the year. It’s a hard gamble to leave the crops in the garden when the weather person is saying there’s a chance of loosing it all by […]

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