Build a Simple 4×8 Wooden Raised Bed to grow your own vegetables

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

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Part 1 of 3. Build your own Grow Station to Start Seedlings Inside….Successfully!

Introduction: (Scroll down to numbered list to skip all the verbiage and start building). Over the next week I will be starting to grow some of my farm plants inside.  Eventually most of these seedlings will move outside and to be transplanted into the ground.  A few more are destined for pots on the porch, and … Continue reading Part 1 of 3. Build your own Grow Station to Start Seedlings Inside….Successfully!

I love seed catalogs

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 […]

How to Raise Chicks INSIDE without Raising your Blood Pressure.

  While I wouldn't say that raising our chickens inside was more than we bargained for, it was more than we bargained for.  The first couple of weeks were so fun and exciting- because the chicks grow so fast, they do and learn new things every day.  Also, they are incredibly cute.  And soft. Eventually, … Continue reading How to Raise Chicks INSIDE without Raising your Blood Pressure.