We love maple syrup in our family; who doesn’t like real deal maple syrup. The one thing about maple syrup that I don’t like is the cost. With 15 or so maple trees on the property, we are going to attempt to tap that sap! A bit of research on Handy J’s part always leads … More Sugar Bush
Last Saturday evening we were getting our hands dirty planting another batch of seeds. It was a family affair as Handy J’s mother was in town and helped us divide and replant, get more seeds started, and watched two little munchkins while we gave the green house a thorough cleaning before we jam pack it … More Seed Planting Saturday
Our seed inventory is quite extensive and is kept in Handy J’s black garden journal – it is a treasured book full of farm/garden research, lists, ideas, and a few bits of male randomness. It has a Table of Contents, it’s written solely in pencil (the use of pen is strictly forbidden), and it’s totally … More Seed Order 2013
When we purchased the farm, one of the features that excited us was a large hoop house that sat on the property. One valued at around $9,000 something we would never have had extra funds to construct. It was built by the previous owners back in 2002 and has had little use in several years. … More Hoop House Repairs
The first set of garden beds have been constructed in the hoop house and the first set of seeds sown. Handy J put together eight 3ft x 10 ft raised beds in the hoop house to start the majority of our greens in the coming months. In addition, he started tomatoes and peppers in the … More Preparation for Spring!
My husband, Handy J, is the gardener of the family, and my title is the trusted assistant. He is teacher by day, gardener all other times and has a natural ability for growing. He has started grapefruit trees out of seeds from a finished grapefruit given to us by our neighbor when she returned from … More Pursuing Happiness Daily
We started some seeds inside about a week and a half ago, set them in the window sill with the lids on…and VOILA! Our garden has officially started to show signs of growth. They have now been moved to the basement under grow lights until it is safe for transplanting to our dark, rich soil … More Grow Little Garden Grow