Category Archives: Gardening

Garlic.

I love garlic.  Every meal should start with an onion/garlic fry, or a raw mash of straight garlic, in my opinion.  There is very little that I love, dinner-wise, which does not.  So, in pursuit of that, I’ve been growing … Continue reading

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Onions and Potatos! And oh, my SI joint!

Well, we finally got the load of goat manure that has been in the trailer for 2 weeks finished.  Beard Ladies Goat Farm has been wonderful in giving away manure these last few years.  Composted (ok, mostly) and everything!  The … Continue reading

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Spring clean-up

Slowly, as the days get warmer, more things are getting done here.  We’ve dumped mulch on the onion bed and manure on the potato/pepper bed.  There’s still a 1/2 trailer load of manure to get spread into the squash patch, … Continue reading

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How to make Horseradish and Horseradish Sauce

Several years ago, I bought some fancy horseradish and put it in the ground, full expecting it to go wild and thrive.  Well, I put it under the Butternut tree, which produces juglone into the ground around it.  This makes … Continue reading

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Potato harvest 2015

I’ve not been posting due to overwhelming harvesting and putting up!  A chance to breathe finally came today, and my chickadee and I put up all of the potatoes after they cured on our porch for a week and a … Continue reading

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How to eat the whole radish. Recipes!

Let me count the ways I love radishes… Ok, so I know most of you really don’t like ’em.  They’re small, strange, and spicy.  But…I recall them as the thing to eat when at a family gathering on my father’s … Continue reading

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How to process black walnuts

So, black walnuts, hey, that’s a Minwax stain, right?  No, though your hands may look like you’ve been playing with said stain after you’re done!  Black walnut is a type of tree that produces a hard nut with a meat … Continue reading

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Potatoes are gardeny happiness!

Last year, I positioned my potato beds badly and they didn’t get the light they needed to get big.  This year, I moved things around and due to the frost that’s happening tomorrow night, we picked this morning.  I had … Continue reading

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How to make the world’s best potato salad (aka, my mother’s potato salad)

It’s finally spring here, the snow has mostly melted, excepting the glaciers where the plows left large piles.  It’s been such a long winter, it feels like I should be skipping around the alps and singing “The Hills Are Alive!”   Instead, … Continue reading

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Garden Planning 2014

This time of year is always hard because I sit here, looking at the snow, and reading all about folks in the southern most parts of the country who are putting in their first plantings.  Instead of doing, I content … Continue reading

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