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HURRAH FOR THE AMAZING NUMBER OF HOME GARDEN VEGETABLE VARIETIES

HURRAH FOR THE AMAZING NUMBER OF HOME GARDEN VEGETABLE VARIETIES

It’s the time of year that we who are garden starved pour over the mail order seed catalogs and yearn to get our hands into the dirt. No matter that it’s cold and icy and wet and stormy and the soil would hate being disturbed! […]

Looking forward to the 2015 season in our on-going adventure of self-reliance

Looking forward to the 2015 season in our on-going adventure of self-reliance

As I write this it’s a new season here at our smallholding. When I report back in the fall I’m sure there will be wonderful and delicious things to tell. In the mean time, it’s Mother’s Day morning, I’m off to take my cup of […]

An amazing array of seed catalogues for 2012!

An amazing array of seed catalogues for 2012!

Come the middle of January each year my mailbox sags as the glorious and seductive seed catalogues come rolling in.  The pictures are so beautiful; the descriptions of each veggie and flower so tempting I could spend hundreds of dollars and end up with far, […]

A Week of Heritage Harvest

A Week of Heritage Harvest

I had a great time in the Monticello kitchen this week. First discussing 19th century foodways with P. Allen Smith for his TV show and then watching food stylist Annette Joseph arrange the bounty of the garden on the kitchen work table for a Southern […]

Munch, Dig, Laugh: 2nd Wednesday’s with Leni

Munch, Dig, Laugh: 2nd Wednesday’s with Leni

The final gathering of my 2nd Wednesday monthly open house will be in October on the 13th and I have decided to give it a theme – see the title above. : )  All summer I have been delighted to met new folks, get to […]