The sweet quiet of wintertime
Every fall I feel a kind of sadness that spring and summer are done. It’s profoundly silly, though, because everything cycles back, and winter has so many benefits.
Reflections on 2020
We started planting in 2020. We spent all of 2019 observing the yard without touching a thing. Here’s some commentary on 2020:
Gosh, is there anything more cliche than thoughts brought on by the moon and night sky? Well here are some.
Our yard is pretty much wrapped up for the winter, but I doubt it looks that way to the passerby.
This time last year our yard was one giant pile of wood chips. Since then we have put in six fruit trees, 13+ fruiting shrubs, 7 vegetable beds and many perennial flowers. And there is way more to go--our yard isn't nearly at capacity.
Love of the land sneaks up on you
If you grow a yard like this, I think you will fall in love. Spending hours and hours watching the land, interacting with it, and seeing what happens as a result connects you very closely with it. You may never want to leave it, and you might find yourself thinking about it all the time. (See full post below for progress photos)
How to start a food forest
A comprehensive guide to starting a food forest.
Asters and Goldenrod are incredible flowers. Their benefits are myriad and the best part is you probably have them growing wild in your yard. They're very easy to care for, here's how: ignore them. They key to having them in the fall is identifying them in the spring. Click "Read More" to the right below to read more.
Hamden CT, where we live, has been hit with two fairly major storm events over the last three weeks, both causing massive tree damage and power outages in Hamden and nearby towns. With the town in a budget crisis, any leaf and branch debris that wasn’t immediately connected to a
Seeding for winter harvest
Does it count as original thought if I'm just sharing a post from Johnny's? I don't know, but this Winter Growing Guide from Johnny Seed Company showed up in my email and I was very inspired after I read it. I made a plan to try several of the varieties listed, and planted some kale as