Building the Garden Beds

  We began by hiring Samuel to bring his excavator out to the cabin to prepare the site for a garden. Tree stumps stood in Robert’s way to turning the soft clay soil. Samuel had no problem ripping them out of the ground and dumping over the other side of our small mountain (folks hereContinue reading “Building the Garden Beds”

Garden Gone Wild

By Patricia Zick @PCZick We may have started the garden late this year, but somehow the cold April mixed with a few hot days and then spurts of rain in May created a monster garden in June. A friend visited in the last days of May, and we’d sit on the balcony overlooking the gardenContinue reading “Garden Gone Wild”

From Seed to Table

By Patricia Zick @PCZick From Seed to TableĀ  – A Personal Guide to Growing, Harvesting, Cooking, and Preserving Food is now available on Kindle through Amazon. I’m still trying to decide if I’ll do a hard copy of the book – I use lots of photos with the information. Here’s an excerpt on preparing theContinue reading “From Seed to Table”

Garden Plans and Soil Prep

By Patricia Zick @PCZick Most folks are planning and readying the soil for planting. We’ve had things in the ground here in southwestern Pennsylvania for several weeks now. But last night, a frost was predicted so we covered some of the plants. They’re predicting the same for tonight so the sheets will remain in place.Continue reading “Garden Plans and Soil Prep”