The best time of the year

Autumn is my favorite time of the year, good harvest, bad harvest.  Clear azure skies, brightly colored leaves and bursts of purple and yellow wildflowers are everywhere you look.  There’s good firepit weather, low-wind and briskly cool. Dinners of roast potatoes.  Apple crisp and cider.  The sound of the train whistle in the distance as … Continue reading

Wild Things and a Savory Onion Bread Recipe!

For some time I have been trying to identify and catalog many of the naturally useful and ornamental plants here.  Though I haven’t been able to focus on this activity as much as I would like, there has been an abundance of wild things growing this year which has made identification easier. Free Wild Roses One plant … Continue reading

Spring 2015 – Everything’s Coming Up Vegetables!

2015 Indoor Seed Planting and Germination Schedule PLANT Germination Period Date Planted/Sprout Date Last Day of Germination Period 1 Broccoli 10-21 days 3/31 4/5 4/20 2 Cabbage 5-7 days 3/31  4/7 4/6 3 Collards 8-12 days 3/31 4/5 4/11 4 Parris Lettuce 7-10 days 3/31  4/6 4/9 5 Livingston Lettuce 7-10 days 3/31 4/5 4/9 6 … Continue reading