A friend of mine posted on FB the other day about her struggles to use zero plastics. She was not totally successful, but made a great dent in it. I’ve been trying to reduce my plastic use for a number of years; my efforts ebb and flow, sometimes trying harder than others. This is no … Continue reading The Struggle To Reduce Plastic Use
Oh the time it sure does fly! I seem to have run out of room to plant! My plans for the back field didn't really pan out for this year. The ground is clay, which I didn't realize, so really not good for planting yet. I'll have to build it up and hope to plant … Continue reading So many seeds, so little time
A kitchen garden is a garden placed very close to the house for quick and easy access to your herbs and veggies that you use the most such as lettuce, basil, thyme, carrots, and peas (your choices may vary.) Over the last 20 years that I've lived in Maine, I've tried to start gardens many times, and failed many times.
I've been using a Keurig coffee maker for about 4 years now. I no longer drink coffee but use it to make hot water for my tea. My husband, however, does use it daily and the plastic waste has been eating at my conscious for quite some time now. I have been opening them and … Continue reading I hate to admit it but…
I've been accepted as a new member of the Bucksport Bay Farmers' Market in Bucksport, Maine. This will be my first experience selling things I'm producing on the farm! I'm so excited but a bit nervous too. I'm flying by the seat of my pants a little so I'm sure I'm in for some surprises! … Continue reading Bucksport Bay Farmers’ Market
In 2016 I began my food gardening adventure. I'd grown flowers and herbs for many years but just never got around to growing food. I started out humbly with just a few small raised boxes where I grew tomatoes and cucumbers. Along the way I started to learn about permaculture and am moving towards adding … Continue reading Perennials I planted in 2016/17 and before
I've been taking an online permaculture gardening class, with Matt Powers, and focusing on adding perennial vegetables, shrubs and trees to the property. Here's a list of plants I'm thinking about adding this season, subject to change of course. Later on I'll highlight some of these. I grow a lot of annuals but hoping many … Continue reading Planting in 2018