What Kind of Tree Do Acorns Grow On? - From Our Archives – October 2007 GENE LOGSDON (1931 – 2016) The Contrary Farmer A teacher friend called recently with a strange message. “I just foun...
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Incidentally, this podcast was placed on TWO of my blogs, since I also maintain and operate a Food Blog titled Chef Vinnie's Kitchen Heat.
Where the Money Meets the Rubber of the Road, Now, the inter-connectedness of Food and The Garden and The Politics of Food, are all interlinked and cannot be seperated.
That's the politics of the garden. That's the politics of food.
Interdependent is the word. Some people get the interconnectedness, some don't. F'em.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
|You've got to love the tenacity of |
flowers that spring up outta the cracks in the cement
and keep on growing and blooming halfway through November
|They just seem to throw caution to the wind and|
proceed to grow defying nature and natural odds.
|I watered them regularly just like my other flowers|
that I planted this past summer
never thinking they'd last this long
|....And here they still are, the runts of the litter, who defy-ed all odds by |
springing up from a crack in the cement.
Now they are a welcome reminder of this past summer's color and garden.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
None of these flowers are Mums. That alone is enough to make me wonder how did they last so long.
|These flowers have made it till today frost free and very alive|
|Till Spring and Summer I'll savor these flowers color and the warmth they bring|
These are the last of flowers out of my garden still blooming today that I picked before the cold gets them...I'll savor their bloominess till they shrivel up in the vase and die and I'll keep them around just to re- remind myself of next years garden, come spring. Does every gardener already have their heads into next year's garden at the beginning of November? Just wondering.
Monday, October 25, 2010
The Weirdest, Odd-est, Strangest Pumpkin I've Ever Seen On My Travels....Somebody Give Me a Clue As To What This Please Is
Saturday, October 16, 2010
|A Black Walnut placed alongside this puffball shows how big this one is.|
|This puffball was hit by the lawmower when it was smaller and grew this way, but it's a bonafide puffball.|
|That's a Bic Lighter on the puffball that I used to demonstrate its size|
Monday, September 27, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
|A Black Walnut...That Is Green With The Husk Still On|
a black walnut tree
|Fresh Shucked/Hulled Walnuts|
|The Official Walnut Shucking Boots That Only The Finest Shuckers Are Wearing This Year|
|The finished product that awaits my mouth and my nut bread,...|
gettin' straight to the nut cuttin' as a friend of mine has so eloquently put it.
|This is what a black walnut looks like before the process of shucking and removing the hulls|
|My way of cleaning the walnuts and keeping out the squirrels Put them in a cage|
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
I love the bright pink stems of the pokeweed. berry plant. It makes them very photogenic. So I did a little investigating online and discovered a lot of good stuff about pokeweed, and a lot of not so good stuff.
The good stuff is that the juice from these berries was used to make ink that was used back in the colonial days to write a lot of our documents including the Declaration of Independence. Indians also used the juice to paint their horses.
The not so good stuff is that the berries are deadly and toxic to mammals..
In any case, the pokeweed berry is a very ornate berry that says "Look at me,...Look at me" You cannot miss the beautiful colors of the pokeweed berries, as you look about on the happy trails and paths of
Sunday, September 12, 2010
It's been six months approximately since I started this gardening blog. Originally it was meant to be a place where I'd post my pictures of my nature and my oudoor life and work. But it's become more than that. It's become part of me. An extension of myself. Just like my other 2 blogs Cheyanne's Campsite and Chef Vinnie's Kitchen Heat. That's why I adore blogging and sharing.
My first attempt at gourmet sun-dried tomatoes.....we shall see how they turn out.
|This process of sundrying tomatoes in the sun may take 3-4 days but I'm willing to try it at least once.|
And into the Sun they Go.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
I have no idea where they emerged from or what cocoon they were hiding in, but these tiny butterfly's were the sweetest things to watch today as the flitted from one place to the other. All in all there were about 10+ that were having a party by my deadheads drying out in the afternoon sun.
Name 'em, claim 'em, and feed 'em peanuts. Whatever their REAL names are they were sweet to watch.
Actually sometimes if I do not like their REAL names, I rename them anyhow. I do not care who discovered them. I do not care what their latin name is. Sweet Little ButterFly's Fits.