Over the past few years, I’ve been studying and attempting to implement various permaculture designs into the home and garden. One of the ideas behind permaculture is to stop fighting nature so much and work with it. Bill Mollison once said, “You don’t have a slug problem; you have a duck deficiency.” I’ve always loved […]
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“When are you going to write some new WordPress tutorials?” people ask. I’ve been getting emails off and on this year about why I haven’t blogged as much. Generally, when I haven’t blogged in a while, it’s because I get a bit burnt out or am working too much on new stuff for Theme Hybrid. […]
I spent the better part of this morning plowing the garden with my new 16″ rear-tine Huskee tiller. It’s a little late in Alabama for the usual planting season to start, but we’ve had a late winter with wildly fluctuating weather. I’m excited about the months to come and the tasty homegrown food that awaits.
Enjoying my biggest watermelon of the year with my grandparents.
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Garden-fresh watermelon for dessert at family dinner night.
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I made some watermelon rind preserves earlier this week. So, for my weekend snack, I decided to make a couple of peanut butter and watermelon rind preserves sandwiches. Yummy!
I just wanted to give a special thank you post to Granny here on my blog. She taught me how to make dill pickles tonight. With just a few cucumbers from my garden, we made six pints of pickles that’ll be ready for eatin’ in a few weeks.
After several weeks of work and love, my garden finally produced its first squash. Now, I’m just waiting for the 50 or so tomatoes to become ripe.