I’ve been sick as a dog for the last couple of days. Karen Hood nursed me mostly back to health, and another friend (Cedar) gave me a recipe for “soft mead” which she swears is a cure-all for all common illnesses (cold, flu, and all associated bugs and virii).
So I’m passing it along to [...]Continue Reading →
I found these pretty (but slightly dangerous looking) plants on our property, peeking up from under the snow. Does anybody know what they are?Continue Reading →
This post is not really about fruit trees that I intend to grow. It’s more of a question.
We saw a backyard a couple of days ago that was rather small (as most backyards in Southern California are). We’re talking like 20 ft x 60 ft. There was enough room in the backyard for ONE [...]Continue Reading →
Welsh Onions, Bunching Onions, and Allium fistulosum all mean the same thing. They’re the gorgeous, green monsters you buy as “green onions” from the grocery store, and chop up for scallions to toss into a stir fry, or a salad, or soup, or just to munch on. They (interestingly) do not come from Wales. They [...]Continue Reading →
Check these out! A friend of mine found these a while back, and I was unbelieving, but they do actually exist. I think I’m going to grow them as a border plant at WilderWolf. I’m so excited about growing them, I’m actually thinking that it’ll be the first thing I do when we get the [...]Continue Reading →
Asparagus is one of those vegetables that I could never even stand to think about until I reached my mid-20′s. My first positive experience with it was actually borne out of polite sacrifice. A few years ago, Rich and I went to visit his Sister and her family (husband and children) in Utah. One evening, [...]Continue Reading →
I’ve often talked (mostly in the comments section of this blog) about my dream of creating what I call a “California Treehouse,” which is my way of saying that I want to grow citrus in a greenhouse in Northern Idaho. I’ve been told by many, many people that it won’t work. I’ve been told that [...]Continue Reading →
I recently read an article in one of my homesteading magazines (might have been Mother Earth News, or maybe it was Grit) on having a one-acre-homestead, and how it can work out pretty well for everybody involved if everything on the property is placed just so, and if you have one cow and so on.
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Rich recently told me about a guy who was growing a “peanut butter and jelly sandwich garden”. Of course, my first response was DELICIOUS and HUNGRY NOW.
So I’ve decided that I want to grow a series of gardens starting next year for different things.
I’m definitely doing a “peanut butter and jelly sandwich garden”. [...]Continue Reading →