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2015 Garden Season Launch

With most of our attention focused on the kid last spring and summer, our 2014 garden expansion ended up being a bit of a bust.  This year rather than trying to make the garden bigger, we’re focused on some fundamental improvements to make … Continue reading

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Expanding the Garden

On what was probably one of the last warm-ish days of the fall, I decided to prepare a new garden bed for use next season.  With the tons of fallen leaves we have piled up around the property as well … Continue reading

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My First Hugelkultur

Having spent the last two months reading through all sorts of permaculture books and websites, I’ve started my first experiment; a hugelkultur raised bed.  Hugelkultur uses fallen wood and brush as a foundation for a tall bed (“hugel” apparently being German … Continue reading

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First Season Garden Recap

We’re getting toward the end of this year’s garden harvest (such as it was) and it seems like a good time to start taking stock and figuring out where to go for next season. There were a few crops that … Continue reading

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Building Raised Beds

Our dreams of having our own garden finally took a couple steps toward reality over the past week as we started building our first raised beds. The first step here was to pick up a bunch of lumber.  We had … Continue reading

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