• Strawberries are here

    I’m getting some deeelicious strawberries from my little patch out back.


    That is all.

  • It’s Market Season

    I’m glad to report that my local farmers’ market is in full swing. This morning was the third week, and everyone finally seems to be getting back in the groove.

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  • I’m a doer, not a blogger

    It’s been a long, hard winter… You’d think that would’ve inspired me to write about my grand garden plans, living without (subscribing to) CSA, using all my preserved food, etc. Thank goodness it’s spring now.



    It didn’t, and I’m sorry. I hope some of you are still checking back here after so long. That said, I’ll tell you what I’ve been up to. [Read More…]

  • 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…]