Category Archives: Gardening

Potato Planting Time!

April 1st is our target date to plant potatoes. Planting potatoes is quite simple and extremely rewarding. Come July or so, if all goes well, these small spuds will have multiplied into a dozen respectable potatoes and will be ready for Anna to turn them into … Continue reading

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Healing the Land – Snapshot 2

If you’ve ever tried to till up a plot of Georgia Red Clay that hasn’t been amended in any way, your thoughts will immediately try to figure out how to heal such dirt – something that hard when dry and … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Harvest

Have you ever grown Sweet Potatoes?  This year was my first time trying it.  Mama had a couple leftover potatoes that had begun to sprout, so I tried growing them two different ways.  The larger sprouts I broke off and … Continue reading

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Planting Strawberries and other Fall Crops!

No, don’t go plant your fall crops now; we planted ours a couple of months ago, but I’m just now getting this post put together. When we got our gardens ready for the fall crops several weeks ago I posted about … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Fall Gardening

Fall gardening has been a new frontier for us. In the past, by the time summer gardens were playing out, we never had the energy to figure out how to raise our own cabbage, collards, broccoli and the like. But … Continue reading

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Pickin’ Pears the Easy Way!

We’re fortunate to have good neighbors. The folks just across the street and down one house have been exceptional ones. Tina and I spent our first married year in a small upstairs apartment in a remodeled barn on their property. … Continue reading

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Living Foods Dehydrator

As promised, this post is about our wonderful dehydrator.  We like our dehydrator. Actually, we really, really like our dehydrator.  As a matter-of-fact, we love our dehydrator! We purchased it several years ago and have dried all sorts of food … Continue reading

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Sugar Snap Peas

What is long, thin, green, crunchy, delicious, and one of the first garden crops to harvest after the spring planting?  You guessed it, Sugar Snap Peas! I really like these tasty little critters that grow early in spring when it’s … Continue reading

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Preserving Luscious Sweet Corn

This year, we tried the sweet corn variety “Luscious” and boy, is it good! With all the wonderful rain the Lord sent earlier this year, our sweet corn patch really took off and produced wonderfully.  We began with Certified Organic … Continue reading

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