The Great Mulch Project

I have big plans for the garden. First, I’m going to lightly till as soon as the grass is dormant. Then I’m going to mulch and let it over-winter before sowing a cover crop in the Spring. I’m also integrating hugelkultur. But, back to the mulch. I have an abundance of leaves out here. I’m…

Lambsquarter – Nutrient Dense Food, Medicine and More

Cultivation Lambsquarter grows wild and we have an abundant supply here. I recently harvested a bag full of young leaves from our garden. It is comparable to Spinach in many ways. Compared to Spinach, Lambsquarter is higher in calcium, protein, and fiber.¬† This link compares raw Lambsquarter with raw Spinach in detail. The young tender…

Work and Rest

I am a little behind on my blog and that is because it has been very busy around here! A quick update: We lost our Golden Campine hen, Cutie Pie. While I never confirmed why she died, she exhibited symptoms consistent with one or two known viruses that kill hens. My other hens are fine….

Moving Along

We got a little stalled on our projects. However, yesterday I managed to plant a large portion of the garden. I know…it is already April and most people are just now getting gardens planted¬† thanks to Old Man Winter lingering on and on. It was 34 Degrees F. yesterday morning! And it warmed up quickly…

A Time to Reflect and Plan

The reds and yellows are giving way to brown and bare. The bright blue Autumn sky is dotted with fluffy islands of clouds sailing by. Lingering green grass covered with leaves creates a beautiful landscape, inviting one to take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the sound of leaves crunching under foot. It is the time…