April 19, 2012
A Team Powers through a video by WithinSeason on Flickr. Many bee books and sites warn about working bees in the wind, but we didn’t have much choice on install day. Monday was the clearest day in the prediction, if windy. So we ran with it. Fortunately, A -Team is a champ! They were very […]
April 11, 2012
Like many people, I’ve just cottoned on to the greatness of The Hunger Games. It is a world where districts are dominated by their isolation from one another, where the only information that passes is what can be gleaned from the censored broadcasts of the games. This rolls two forms of oppression into one, combining […]
February 20, 2012
Behold, spring. We are precisely a month ahead of the vernal equinox, but today a significant event marked the advent of spring. The first crocus arrived and opened, which shouldn’t be too much of a surprise considering how warm and mild the winter was. You’ll recall that last year they were blasted by a March […]
June 25, 2011
Today is a cool summer day here in central PA, with a high of a heavenly 75 F. Even so, I can hardly conjure up the memory of those chilly days last fall that found us on our hands and knees poking garlic cloves into the ground. At that time of year, the garden is […]
June 22, 2011
An spring-meets-summer quick pickle for mezze and munching.
June 11, 2011
Prolific and delicious, our Champion of England Peas are a total success this year. Recipes to follow; for now — Note to future selves: Tall varieties are awesome. So is harvesting at dusk. Also: give tall varieties an extra post to support all the extra weight. Oops.
May 16, 2011
This year, we’re bringing back some tried-and-true and testing out some new, unusual varieties we found at the Seed Savers Exchange. Successes, flops, and other updates to follow! We’re growing in central PA, in a valley that tends to the milder side of PA winters, but still with a shorter(ish) growing season. It’s been well, […]