And on the eighth day, God created lemons! Where would we be without this perfect little fruit. It is used in so many ways – to brighten and enhance the taste of already delicious foods. . . What would fish be without a squeeze of lemon? How about using the grated rind of a lemon, [Continue Reading …]
I'm in the Garden
The gardens at the Homestead serve two main purposes – to gladden the heart and nourish the body and soul. Many, if not most of my daytime hours are spent outdoors, prepping, planting, tending, harvesting – feeding, cleaning, repeat.
There is something very powerful that happens when we become closely connected with the food we eat. The great interest in 'farm to table' food speaks to this.
Hopefully through this portal, you will find help and inspiration in your gardening endeavors, whether your fields be acres of fertile ground or a gathering of pots on a small sunny porch.
It is almost midnight and I am just finishing up the last batch of Quick Dill Pickles for the day. Two months ago tonight, I wrote about my Late Night Gardening adventure, as I planted cucumber seeds later in the season (and later in the day) than I ever had before. Being unsure how successful [Continue Reading …]
Come the end of summer, there is the annual question – What to do with the zucchini that seems to be never ending. At times it seems that a single squash plant well fed, watered and cared for could feed the entire continent of Africa in one summer. If only my money tree was so [Continue Reading …]
It’s 11:30 p.m. – and yes, I am just coming in from the garden. It has been a good day at the Homestead. My little helpers and I were in the garden this afternoon, weeding the cucumbers – or what was left of them – in the cool of the afternoon shade. Between grasshoppers, birds, [Continue Reading …]