I currently participate in fruit sharing, and I think it is a fantastic way to preserve fruit trees and shrubs destined for the axe and to prevent unwanted fruit from going to waste. An elderly neighbour of ours had a huge three-row raspberry patch – more than he was able to pick. Since much of [...]Full Story»
Sitting here, eating local, seasonal corn and carrots which I froze this summer, a frozen fruit smoothie, and delicious local ravioli from Mama Mucci’s in Canton. I’m thinking about the epic snow storm that will be soon descending upon Southeast Michigan. Thinking about emergency preparation (oh shit, we have no bottled water or spare battieries…) [...]
Once you’ve gardening for several seasons, you’re more able to notice what grows well where in your area, better understand the micro-climate you provide your plants, your sun/shade setting, etc.
If you’re at that point, it might be time to truly dive in to this homestead adventure that many of us are on. I’ve found that it is not only satisfying to sum up some of my thoughts, and lessons learned from this year, but that documenting what was a success and what was not would really allow my to look at my garden with a “critical” eye.
This is my first post here on Freedom Gardens , so I thought I’d share a little bit about my farmstead… My name is Valarie, I live with my daughter, Hannah, and my parents in Jefferson, NH, in the shadow of Mt. Washington. We are cold climate gardeners, zone 4/3b to be precise, with steady [...]
“It seems to me a very good thing, in theory as well as practice, that there should be a body of citizens primarily concerned in producing and consuming … that there should be in the community a sort of core not only of simplicity but of completeness… But there would be somewhere in the centre [...]