Day 31: Glog, Grog or Wassail

Today Fr. Peck has us blogging about holiday drinks.  I am going to freelance a little because I think for Christmas this year I will debut our new homemade wine.  Our grapevine this year – its second full year – produced grapes.  As we did last year, my...

Sprouting Celery

Today is the third day of spring, but who’s counting?  I grew up in New England until the age of 18 and then spent ten years in Virginia; my body has never adjusted back to the weather up here.  After picking up gardening a few years ago I found a new...

Chamomile

Our garden has grown tremendously in the month or so since I planted it, and I am overdue for an update.  One of the pleasant surprises each spring is what may pop up without being planted.  This year the major crop was chamomile.  Huge bunches sprang up and I...

More Garden

Welcome new readers!  My good friend Fr. Peter Preble, noticing my appalling lack of initiative in blogging, has called me out on Facebook and Twitter and thrown down the gauntlet, with the challenge being to blog regularly.  Challenge accepted!  I notice the times...

Garden Time

I like to plant my beloved garden each year the week before Memorial Day, and on Friday I managed to drop one daughter off at school, take the other with me to The Farmer’s Daughter in Auburn, get my seedlings, come home, move stuff that had already sprouted,...

The Garden Is Fully Operational

The Wednesday before Memorial Day I planted our garden (you can see how behind I am in blogging, since it is almost mid-June) and things are going well.  I still need to get more herbs but for now here is what I have: -Pickling cucumbers – this is usually a...