First Herb Harvest

Herban Gardening, Micro-Farm News

I might deny I said this come the rose blossom days of sun-filled June, but I love Spring the best. (Wait, I already have to take it back. The rushing in of summertime in the weeks around Summer Solstice is what I really love. Spring is just thrilling in a different way.) The garden is jumping up fast and we we were […]

April 18, 2017

Happy Spring!

Micro-Farm News

We’re celebrating the first day of Spring by starting our planting today. (Indoors only! There’s still snow on the ground.) Kale is first on the list, and in a first a for us, Lemongrass. Every year I swear off tender plants that have to be overwintered in the house, but I’m making another exception for Lemongrass. […]

March 20, 2017

Can’t find Spring? Make it yourself

D.I.Y., Herban Gardening

If you have access to a forsythia bush, you can make your own Spring a little ahead of the calendar. Forsythia flowers will bloom early if you cut some stems and bring them inside. They’ve lasted over a week on my kitchen table and have been such a treat to have as we’ve just gotten another […]

March 16, 2017

Signs of Spring

Herban Gardening, Natural Skin Care

We have a big patch of green in the middle of the foot of snow in the backyard- a bumper crop of chickweed growing in our cold frame with the spinach I planted last Fall. Hawkeye still kindof thinks of chickweed as a nuisance, but for me, it’s a favorite! One of the first plants to appear in Spring, you […]

February 19, 2017