Hanging Gourd Garden 2.0 - Early Summer
The hanging gourd garden is coming in nicely. Right now it's keeping the lettuce bed cool, but soon the vines will fill in and we'll have another lush hanging garden retreat from the hottest days of summer. More photos and pics of last year's garden are in the link.
Video: Duckling vs Chicken Battle
If you substitute old zucchini for pizza, ducklings for children, and chickens for strangers, this video could be 20 seconds at any Chuck E Cheez. #backyardchicken #backyardduck #backyardpoultry #chicken #duck #freerange #poultry
Summer Chicken Salad | Sage's Acre Organic Home & Gardens
We waste very little food thanks to our chickens. For example, here are Gaucho, Buffy and Summer with a fresh summer salad of overgrown zucchini and cucumbers.
Blackberry Raspberry Jam | Sage's Acre Organic Gardens
Picked a little over 11 pounds of blackberries and raspberries for this year's jam session. There's still plenty of berries left on the vines so we're going to try and make blackberry wine for the first time.
Summer with Sunflowers | Sage's Acre Organic home & gardens
Celebrating the first day of summer with a photo gallery of all the varieties of sunflowers growing on the Acre. (Links to the seed source are included.)
Hanging Gourd Garden 2.0 | Sage's Acre | Organic gardens
Pulled last year's dried gourds off the trellis to make way for this year's vines in the hanging garden. Now I've got a wheelbarrow full of gourds.
In Praise of Sundays | Sage's Acre Organic Home & Gardens
I love the garden and the sound of Sunday morning silence. No cars on the road, no planes overhead, the people are still sleeping. No sound save a few birds getting a start on the day. This morning it’s late spring and the vegetable garden is just getting to peak. The tomatoes are like The Hulk bulging in clothes too small. The peppers and corn are already in a flowering competition. The basil is so full the whole garden smells […]
Go Ahead, Pickle It! | Sage's Acre Organic Home & Gardens
Long before refrigeration pickling was the way to preserve food and keep it flavorful. Super simple, you can create any great pickled food yourself. Here's how