7 Inspirational Garden Quotes

There are few interests that match my newfound passion for gardening. Good quotes are right up there on top of the list. "Bloom where you are planted." In different seasons of life, you're going to find yourself planted in different environments. Some of them will be hostile, while others will seem to have all of... Continue Reading →

July Locavore Challenge: Three Days In

We're three days into our Locavore Challenge -- and the caffeine withdrawal is strong. I saw a coffee plant for sale at the Cobblestone Farmer's Market the other day and I probably would have bought it (even though I know nothing about growing coffee) if the sign didn't say that the plants require several years... Continue Reading →

July Locavore Challenge: Week 1

When you are relying on only your garden and local farmers for every bite of food you consume, weekly meal planning changes pretty significantly. We live in a culture where we can go to the grocery store and buy most of the foods we want at almost any time of the year. While we may... Continue Reading →

Thank You, Harvest

To those of you who know me personally, you've probably heard me talk about my love of weeding. I could honestly weed all day -- and I often do on the weekends. But if there's one thing that gives weeding a serious run for its money, it's turning food grown in our garden into delicious... Continue Reading →

You Win Some; You Lose Some

It took almost thirty years for me to grow an appreciation for where food comes from. Sure, I knew that carrots grew under the ground, probably because I loved Pooh Bear books as a kid. But what I didn't know was how much work actually goes into helping that carrot grow. Tilling the ground to... Continue Reading →

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