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Harvesting Sweeties

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While some aspects of the garden are a bit worse for wear – the Sweetie tomatoes are doing their thing and we couldn’t be luckier. They’re freaking delicious. What started as a handful here and there has quickly evolved into a nice few salads worth of tomatoes every day or two. They’re perfect fresh little things and are totally helping to …

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The Tomatoes are Coming

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The tomatoes are coming! The tomatoes are coming! For real, just get excited with me here for a minute. After all of the fails and flops we’re navigating in the garden – I could not be more excited that we still might just pull this off with real, fresh, amazing tomatoes. I mean, just look at these not-quite-ripe suckers! Granted, we …

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The Three Hot Mess Sisters

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You’ve heard the story of the Three Sisters, right? Or at least the concept of how the three sisters are planted: corn, beans and squash sowed together to help each other as they grow. Here, on our farm, we have a slightly different version of the story. This is a modern-day Hot Mess set of sisters. We even threw 4th and …

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Fresh from the Crazy Garden

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Let’s be real – the grass in this garden has gone full crazy. Anna, Sarah and I spent a good chunk of the day on Sunday trying to pull the grass out of the tomatoes, carrots and onions. The area we made it through looks 10,000% better – however there is still a ton of garden we didn’t get to. …

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We’re Gardening

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This massive garden was proclaimed to be an experiment from the very beginning. A few months in, it continues to be an experiment. While we were out of town, the garden explode with weeds and grass. Try as we might, we just can’t get it gone and caught up. The juggle of life with weeding is a rough one. That …

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Cherry Pits

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Before we took off for Utah, I took an early morning to clear our tiny cherry tree of its ripe, tart little fruits. Mac joined me as a rustled about the branches. He intercepted the occasional head rub and then continued about his climbing. I had originally intended to sell the harvest as part of our pop-up produce stand at …

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Coming Home to Color

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After a week away, we weren’t 100% sure what to expect from the garden. We left with quite a bit of weeding needing to be done. Grass had invaded the South garden and was slowly making its way into the North. The arugula had started to go to seed – but aside from a handful of small white flowers, the leafy …

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Herb Pots for the Chickens

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I’ve done a bit of reading about various herbs and their benefits for the chickens’ health. Turns out – tossing some rosemary or mint into the boxes now and again is a great way to keep the flock healthy, disease-free and happy. Win-win-win. Earlier this Spring, Anna planted a bunch of herbs in the garden box next to our deck. …