Category Archives: Gardening

Busy, busy

We’ve been crazy busy trying to get ready for winter around here! Between choir and band rehearsals, homeschooling and college, it’s been hard to get to the “important” stuff. We got a few things dealt with this weekend, though! Saturday … Continue reading

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Busy day

Major accomplishments around the homestead today by the Villa team: 1. Planted 50 cloves of garlic. 2. Peeled a dozen more bulbs, sliced them and started them in the dehydrator. In th garage. Which, by all olfactory evidence, is completely … Continue reading

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Garden, out of control

August is the month for back-to-school and the garden reaching peak of harvest while simultaneously seeing the weed population explode. I neglected to pick anything for a week while I organized my older children’s school schedules, and so found myself … Continue reading

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Goalz

For dinner, I am starting off with: green beans, that I picked from my garden this morning, with butter I made from the milk of the cow currently grazing out in front of my house. For the moment, I is … Continue reading

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Might be time to pick this one

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Pickle Parade

I picked the pickling cucumbers yesterday. I’d swear I got everything; I was thorough. Took my time. Wore gloves so that I wasn’t timid handling the vines. I picked a gallon ziplock full, and got jars ready for them today. … Continue reading

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You might be a garlic addict if…

… the garlic you grew and chose to pickle with has cloves larger than the cucumbers you grew to pickle. I mean, we have larger pickling cukes. I just favor the little ones. Also, hooray for homegrown compost!

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