Hello! Well, the warmth of vacation has worn off and it is back to the reality of winter here in Massachusetts. Cold and snowing, in case you were wondering. However, there were a few days last week that felt like spring, and those days were AMAZING! The temperature was in the 50's, the sun was … Continue reading Reflecting on 2018 (Part 2): July-December
2018 was a year of surprises, challenges, joy, and growth for both me and my family. My writing energy was diverted, and that was okay; it was necessary. But after a week away in the sun, I feel so much more like myself: centered, calm, determined, and full of ideas and plans! Last week I … Continue reading Reflecting on 2018 (Part 1 of 2)
People often ask where to put their new garden bed. One of the best ways to tell is to look outside RIGHT NOW to find out where the snow melts first. This is an excellent indicator of where there is good sunlight in your yard. This area is also likely to be a bit warmer … Continue reading Where will you put your new garden? The snow will tell you!
1. Decide that you want a greenhouse. You can grow crops earlier, later and bigger. You can get cheered up in the winter. See my post Why I cannot get enough of winter gardening. You can feel like a boss because you built a freaking greenhouse. Winter is long and cold here in Massachusetts and I … Continue reading How to Build a Sweet Unheated Greenhouse in 10 steps.
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
The easiest way to build a raised bed- attach 4 boards together and fashion a 4 foot by 8 foot rectangular garden bed. This size garden bed is large enough to grow many crops over 2-3 seasons in New England and is incredibly simple to build. I bought untreated pine boards from Lowes to keep costs … Continue reading Build a Simple 4×8 Wooden Raised Bed to grow your own vegetables