Wait? Gardening in the winter? Yes! And believe me when I tell you it is amazing. With protection, vegetables planted the previous fall grow until early December, rest and then grow again at the end of January. Here is some of our delicious produce from February 2017 After experimenting with a walk-in unheated hoophouse last … Continue reading Why I cannot get enough of winter gardening.
I cut down trees. Many trees. Climate change is real and I cut down trees. Don't judge. I cut down trees to build a small farm, so there are still lots of plants to take in CO2! Daisy Hill Farm is a micro-farm, nestled into a one acre parcel of land at the end of a … Continue reading From Forest to Farm: Daisy Hill Farm in the Making: Changing the Landscape
Steps to successfully starting seedlings inside: Choose what you want to grow and order it from your favorite seed companies. Find your planting zone (For example, I am in eastern Massachusetts and plant according to the Zone 6a dates). Find the date that you can plant your desired plant outside (let’s use tomatoes as an […]
I love seeds. This is not a surprise. All growers love seeds. They represent hope, they ARE hope, right in a tiny package. SO…..I bought a whole CRAP-TON of HOPE this year. And I am not done, because this year I am in need of a crapton of hope. Seeds represent the futures, they are […]
Hello! I am a large-scale organic gardener living in Eastern Massachusetts with my 2 girls, 6 chickens, husband and one acre of land. I am a former teacher and love growing, sharing, and eating delicious fresh food. Every day I feel super grateful to be such a lucky lady living in this place with friends […]
In early 2016, after pining away for chickens for years, my family was finally ready for our first "pets". It took me a long time to convince my husband that the birds would be worth the effort (of course, I wasn't sure, I just HOPED they would be...) I spent hours researching the right breeds … Continue reading Baby Chicks Come in a Happy Meal Box.
The story of how Henrietta the hen was stolen from her coop and was eaten by a hawk.