One thing we were good at growing last year, besides beans, was kale. The wacky summer weather kept our plants producing all summer long. With a new baby in the house, sometimes I had a hard time keeping up! We don’t yet have a dehydrator, so I popped it in the oven to dry for the winter. I’ve stored it in an airtight container, and we’ve been pulling some out throughout the winter to put into soups. Especially bean soups! We hope to have some cold frames next winter to extend our harvest, but this is an excellent, no energy storage solution!
And just for kicks, here’s a picture of a recent sunset. When I stepped outside to snap the picture, I heard peepers! A sure sign of spring, even if we did wake up to snow on the ground this morning.
Check out our blog for more updates! Seeds, chickens, and wild turkeys, oh my!
A Guide to Broadleaf Grains
Longtime Maine farmer and homesteader Will Bonsall shares his knowledge and experience with various broadleaf grains.
Garden Crop Rotation Simplified
One of the biggest obstacles for gardeners is crop rotation. This sounds like a simple task, but when you take into account which plants are companion plants, what type of soil each needs, and try to work those into crop rotation, well it gets a little confusing. Crop rotation is necessary whether you plant in […]
Consider sowing these crops that are ready to harvest in 60 days or less.