Thursday, September 3, 2015

ugly food

If a portion of your cucumber looked like this

would you eat the rest of it or give it to the pigs/compost/trash?

What farmers eat, late summer version.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

wondering if...

This window overlooks our farm. Well, if it weren't completely fogged over! It's an older, aluminum framed window, double glazed but with seals broken all over!

It's 4 feet high by 8 feet long. We can replace it ourselves, if we have something to go in there. It does not matter to us what the window is, we just want to see out! It can be operable or inoperable windows, as long as its clear.

Anyone have a configuration that might fit in here? For free or close to it? We would love to make good use of clear glass!


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

and flowers too

We grow quantities of flowers too. We love to eat, and growing food to share with others is awesome. We love beautiful things too, so flowers are a joy too.

I've planted flowers everywhere I've lived, with the exception of college years. Perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees, vines, bulbs, corms, seeds. Rooting and cuttings.

Our focus has been on food crops. And yet a pack of seeds here or there slips into our soil.

Zinnias are a happy flower with a pretty long life as a cut flower. When the flowers are cut just after they open flowers can last up to 10 days.

But sometimes we miss some flowers, and they will not last in the vase. They need to be cut from the plant so more flowers will form behind.

We cut them, trim and put into any container out in the garden. They only last a few days, but we still get to enjoy their beauty.

And the butterflies still visit and feed.


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