Vlog 3: Surviving the heat


It’s the last Vlog of the year and it’s a hot one. This time, I cover the ways we keep the garden and critters watered and cool. At this stage of the game, we don’t need to artificially shade any of the plants. The garden was designed so that after two or three years, the…

Today’s Goosefoot harvest.


In front of the dubious looking gardener is a whole mass of Goosefoot (Chenopodium album) which was harvested today. It’s a super nutritious, hardy weed that does well in a garden. This lot are for drying so that we can continue to consume its goodness in the non-Goosefoot seasons. share2steem via Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BsCvdf9FObo/

Mamma bird is back


Mother Blackbird had so much success raising her first batch of babies by our front door that she’s laid a second batch. It’s really encouraging when critters feel safe enough in our garden to raise families.  There was a lot of conflict with blackbirds at first, but we’ve fortified everything and sometimes leave mealworms and…