• Planting By The Signs

    Foxfire Book

    This book piqued my curiosity about Planting by the Signs.  (This is Foxfire Book #1, by the way.  Published in 1972.  My copy is the 27th printing.) 

    The chapter on Planting by the Signs opens with the Ecclesiastes 3:1-2, which Pete Seeger adapted and The Byrds recorded, resulting in one of the most recognizable songs of the ‘60s.  The actual words from the verse are:  “…a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted.” [Turn, turn, turn.  This song was recorded long before David Crosby started fretting about almost cutting his hair, of course.] 

    A lot of people find the notion of planting by the signs to be complete hogwash, if they’ve even heard of it (including the other person who writes on this blog).  I have an affinity for things that connect human beings to the land, old ways and folklore.  So I’m not willing to call it hogwash until I try it. [Read More…]

  • Thoughts on CSA

    CSA membership is great. This summer, 2013, I joined Riverbend Roots Farm’s CSA. I absolutely loved it. For the record, I have absolutely no experience with other CSA options, nor experience during a bad growing year.
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  • CSA Day 2013-11-12

    Last Tuesday of the CSA season… It was a full box!


    Hakurei Turnips
    Sweet Potatoes
    a Turnip
    Bok Choy
    and a
    Napa Cabbage
    (from the ‘sharing box’)

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  • CSA Day 2013-11-05

    Only one more week after this one for the CSA season… I can’t say I’m excited about having to think about where my food will come from.

    Here’s what was in the box this week:IMG_0551



    Sweet Potatoes


    Loose Leaf  Kale



    I’m still happy to have all these delicious root veggies coming in. Lettuce soup is in order as well.

    The kale stems will help my stock along, while the greens will be delicious all on their own.

    Carrot cake, anybody?