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.
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.
Learn from some mistakesI made raising baby chicks while having a chuckle. Also get some chick-raising media suggestions.
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.