Category Archives: Growing

Gardening, Permaculture, Harvesting, Structures, Design

How Can You Love January?

I love January like a mother loves nap time. In the photo above, my garden lays sleeping under layers of farmy compost and crusty snow. It is resting and regenerating. It doesn’t need me right now. Do I miss it? Nope. It will … Continue reading

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Shocker: My First Love ISN’T Chickens!

It’s dirt. If you know me well, you might say, “Oh, of course. I knew that.” I had forgotten this until I was cleaning out the chicken coop today. After the fresh-poopy layer there was a dry-poopy layer and under … Continue reading

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Things I Would Tell My Mother

I talk to my mom every few days. Since I haven’t spoken to her in a while, I’m going to use you as my pseudomom. I got a black eye out of sheer stupidity last week. I cringe at the … Continue reading

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Garlic and Goals

Lately, I have felt like I’ve been caught in a trap.  I read that it’s called the ‘tyranny of the urgent’. Each day is driven by finding the most time sensitive need and dealing with it. I finally planted the garlic … Continue reading

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We are getting bees. I just got off the phone with Gib from Sunrise Honey in Clayton, Washington. He’s going to be making a delivery to Winthrop during the second week of April. I’ll be meeting him in Pateros to … Continue reading

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Garden Planning for 2014

I’m particularly excited for a few new vegetables I’m going to plant this year. First are the new hot pepper seeds for my husband. I read that the Trinidad Scorpion Pepper recently surpassed the Ghost Pepper as the hottest pepper … Continue reading

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