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Category Archives: The Garden

Goats and the Garden

I have goat pictures for you! Yes, that means you are special. After much debate, we have decided to not do a big garden this year. the river, from where we get our irrigation water, is already pretty darn low. We will be doing a smaller garden….in the berry patch. The berries don’t seem to …

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Setting Up The Garden

Towards the end of May, we started planting our little garden. Normally we plant in this quarter acre section, but with M3 being in EMT class this summer, we decided to do a tiny garden in the berry patch. We fenced out the chickens, who grumbled¬† greatly at being excluded. We planted strawberries and raspberries …

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Just a Wee Little Garden

After much sighing, debating, and chewing of lip, we have decided to go with a small garden this year, instead of the normal quarter acre that we have done for the past 4 years. As most of you know, I damaged my ankle back in October and finally had surgery in February. The recovery has …

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Garlic Conundrum

Last year, I went and helped my neighbor harvest his garlic during high summer, early int he morning, for 2 or 3 mornings. I was paid in garlic, which was more than a fair trade. There is nothing like fresh garlic, and fresh garlic freshly roasted and smeared on home made bread is enough to …

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The Importance of Buckets

Why am I showing you this picture of buckets? Because we use a lot of buckets here at Round Table Farms, for a variety of things. All of these buckets came to me through Freecycle.org, because folks are generous. Mostly, I want to chat about the black, plastic buckets. These buckets, and I received ~50 …

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The Harvest 2012

While we have only been gardening for 3 years, each year is different. This year, a late May frost killed off what we had started (squash, tomatoes, peppers), but we started over. And early October frost further shortened the growing season, meaning the tomatoes got to ripen in the sunroom. This was also a plentiful …

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Fall is Here

I am just not ready. Truly. I have tomatoes that haven’t even thought of turning red yet, under-developed tomatillos, and squash plants that have finally put on blossoms! Well, that was all before the first frosts which happened Oct. 8th and Oct. 9th. When I checked the garden last night after work and evening chores, …

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My Sweet Chicos

If you’re from the southwest, you have probably eaten chicos. You may have even made them. If you aren’t familar with the roasted, dried corn, you might be thinking of the Spanish term ‘chico’ which refers to a somewhat brash or cheeky young man. I’ve most often heard and used the term as friendly affection …

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Putting Fruit Away

This year has been a great year for fruit in my little corner of the world. Everyone has fruit, whether or not they want it. Even us, with are recently transplanted berries and wild plums had something to put away in the freezer (the plums, and we simply ate all the berries as they ripened). …

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Peas, Cucumbers, & Corn in September

Corn. More corn. And let’s see, can there be more corn? This is our third year planting corn and we have planted more than 1 variety each year. Yes, we do know they cross pollinate very easily. But I do so love the variety in color, texture, and flavor. I truly don’t know if I …

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