Victory Garden

One of the pillars of the Global Domination Agenda is to control the food supply. Why not control your own food supply by planting a garden? Planting a garden of any size (including a potted tomato on the patio) is an act of defiance against that plan. You can plant seedlings instead of seeds to … Continue reading Victory Garden

Garden 2020

I've seen different versions of this quote that is usually attributed to Henry Kissinger: "If you control the food supply, you control the people”. To me, this suggests that it may be more important than ever to make an effort to grow some of your own food. Planting a garden is nothing new for us. … Continue reading Garden 2020

Organization (or lack thereof)

Organization? Thy name is not Karen. I have stuff. A lot of stuff. I have decided that I am ready to let stuff go. Keep it simple. Stupid. I have so many recipes and such that I have cut out, ripped out, torn out of magazines and newspapers and NEVER MADE. I should just throw them … Continue reading Organization (or lack thereof)

Cicely’s Japanese Maple Tree

We have a Japanese Maple Tree in our backyard. We brought it here when we moved from another house, and we had brought it to that house when we moved from another house. Even that wasn't its original location though. In all, moving it to this home was its third transplantation. From whence did it … Continue reading Cicely’s Japanese Maple Tree

May planting

We planted the last bed on the last day of May. Tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squashes, peppers, spaghetti squash, various eggplants. I'm bummed out that I couldn't find a purple and white striped eggplant variety this year, or a purple bell pepper, but what can you do? We did find and plant some blue potatoes, and that is … Continue reading May planting

Lilac poaching

Lilacs are my favorite flower. They always have been, as far back as I can remember. My grandmother had a large white lilac bush in her back yard and it was one of my favorite things in the world when I was a little girl. Over the years, we have had houses with varying numbers … Continue reading Lilac poaching

Garden Update

The garden is looking about as well as expected for early November. I still have carrots in the ground that I haven't had time to pull. I have snapped off some of the greens from them to feed to the chickens who LOVE them, but otherwise, that's it. The carrot portion is still laying on … Continue reading Garden Update

How to grow a watermelon

How do you grow a watermelon? Darned if I know. Here in Southern Maine in spring and summertime,  the growing (of anything, really) doesn't (usually) come easy. Someone must know how, because I see them all the time at my local farm store, Spillers. I see them at the Farmers Markets. I see them at … Continue reading How to grow a watermelon

Menaces in the garden

The garden is doing great. I might have even said amazingly great, if my husband didn't find the disgusting green tomato destroyers munching on the vines this week. May I just take one moment to say 'Ew'?  They are very hard to see (think Where's Waldo); hanging on to the stems their gross little legs … Continue reading Menaces in the garden

Garden update: end of May

The veggies are in! Found some interesting tomato varieties and practiced supreme self control by not buying all of them. New tomatoes (so far) for me this year are Taxi, Chiquita, Mr Stripey. Old standbys that are returning: Sweet 100's, Lemon Boy, Brandywine, Black Cherry, a couple of Romas. I am told by the Master Gardner … Continue reading Garden update: end of May