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Even husbands need gardens…

As the original customer and primary beneficiary of Backyard Bounty’s services, I can attest to the difference it makes in your life.    Having come home from a long trip last night, I was greeted with a truly splendid sight that was both...

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Seeds Take Faith

Seeds take a lot of faith. Really. I built my bed. I amended the dirt. I watered and amended some more. And then I planted seeds in neat little square foot sections, marked by popsicle sticks. “Carrots, scarlet nantes, half-long”...

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Say it with figs

Starting a business, I’ve gotten lots of support, advice, and help from friends.   And like any good Italian, I tend to show love through food.  March and early April are tough months to find local fruit, and so now is the time that we are...

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Digging Dirt

84 bags of “Peat Free, Earth Friendly, Mom Approved, Sustainable, Biology Inside, Organic, Premium Ingredient” soil arrived on Friday. That sentence makes such an arrival sound far simpler than it was.  A couple of days ago, a driver...

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Fava Beans

It’s Fava Time… I’ve planted  favas every year since I started growing veggies and couldn’t find beautiful fresh ones at the farmer’s market.  This year’s supply are going in the ground today (‘Aqua...

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Seeds of Potential

Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to be a farmer. I don’t know where it comes from, this yearning to get my food from the land. Certainly it wasn’t my parents. Just a generation away from struggle they did everything they could...

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Pie Crust

Use the food processor to make 4 pie crusts at a time.  Place the crusts you are not using in the freezer and you’ll be able to pull one out for a quick quiche or fast dessert after work.  It takes 10 minutes to make crusts this way...

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(Home) Canned Dinner Menu

    In March, most of our garden eating comes from food we’ve preserved and herbs we’ve dried.   We found some rosemary that survived the winter snow and used it over and over again in a  meal we cooked for vegetarian friends.      ...

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Snow Peas?

Here’s the fence along which I am hoping to plant the first seeds of the season:  Snap, or Snow Peas. Snow peas don’t really want to grow up through this much snow, and I’m hoping that the sun and the highs in the 50’s...

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