|Thank You Margret Roach for posting thi to your blog|
A Way To Garden
The Economy of Eden - Gene Logsdon Sun Magazine January 1996 [Rummaging around in some boxes in the garage I came across this quintessential essay by Gene I had copied from ...
|This back forty part of the pumpkin |
patch garden started when I
discovered, in my compost bin,
(An old metal garbage can that
I use for a compost pile if truth be told) a big
pile of growing sprouting pumpkin seeds.
Knowing that did not have the time or energy to individually
plant each any every one(there must have been 25+ or more)
I dug a hole and planted them where I thought they might grow.
Low and behold
5 months later this is what the
pumpkin patch looks like today.
All from volunteer pumpkins seeds form last year's
|If you are wondering why do all these|
pumpkins have nets around them, it is so
the critters do not eat them.
Which has happened BTW and which
has pissed me off in the past
BACK TO EDEN shares the story of one man’s lifelong journey, walking with God and learning how to get back to the simple, productive methods of sustainable provision that were given to man in the garden of Eden. The organic growing system that has resulted from Paul Gautschi’s incredible experiences has garnered the interest of visitors from around the world. However, never until now have Paul’s methods been documented and shared like this!
|Go ahead, bite that Big Apple.|
Or make a pie out of it.
or apple sauce,
or apple crisp
or.......just take a picture of it.
From the seed to the farm to the store to your table, corporations are seeking total control over biodiversity, land, and water. They are seeking control over how food is grown, processed, and distributed. And in seeking this total control, they are destroying the Earth’s ecological processes, our farmers, our health, and our freedoms.Taken from the Rainforest Action Network Website.
|Some of the Domesticated BlackBerries in The Garden are Huge.|
When I find one, I take a picture.
It's not so much that hand is small, but that the berry is so big.
|Here's seven berries and they take up my whole palm.|
|My makeshift berry bucket which is a plastic milk|
gallon with the top cut off, handle still in tact
with a long string sttached to
wear around the neck.
It works perfectly and leaves the hands free
to pick berries with both hands.
|Still deciding what to make with all of|
them. Jellies and Jams, Smoothies? Pies?
A crisp maybe?
Blackberry InterMezzo Slush
|I let this weed grow in\my garden|
because of it's height.
It was at least 10 foot tall.
Bigger tham some of my Sunflowers.
Then I cut it down at it's base and brought it
in the house, used a Mason Jar for
a Vase, and now I have weed tree thing
that is gorgeous.