Category Archives: Growing Food

Natural Fruit

When I was a kid I grew up in a big city and I thought that fruit looked like it did in supermarkets — uniform giant fruit, much of it covered in wax so it’s shiny. I didn’t think anything … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Markets

There are few things better than local produce, but you can get far more at local farmers markets. Eggs, honey, bread, jams and jellies, dried herbs, locally produced meats, and handcrafted goods can often be found for sale. You can … Continue reading

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Ollas and Watering Stakes

Ollas (pronounced “oy-yahs”) are an ancient, highly efficient watering system in use for over 4,000 years. They are unglazed terracotta pots that are buried in the ground with the neck exposed above the soil surface and filled with water for … Continue reading

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Extend Your Growing Season

Gardening is not just a great way to get some exercise—it’s also a great way to put fresh vegetables on the table for a very low cost. Now you may be thinking August is far too late in the growing … Continue reading

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Chickens

With the price of eggs going up–and the fact that we plan to give away eggs locally–it was time to ge the chickens. The coop is over half done and we had a friend give us a smaller coop, which … Continue reading

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Container Garden Update

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