Category Archives: homesteading

Ideal holiday gifts

This is what many MANY people are getting from me this year! You too can give this limited edition Hatch Show Print to your loved ones this holiday season for a $40 donation to Community Food Advocates. Peace, Claire   … Continue reading

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What’s on my mind…

As a good friend said the other day, I’ve been in a bit of a mental storm these past few weeks. I’m too busy with my multiple jobs to be as present as I want to be at home, and … Continue reading

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Out of my gourd

Remember this? That’s my garden consumed by gourds. I’m thrilled that they’re productive, but they leave very little room for other lovely green life. Because I need to make room for my fall plants I thought, ‘maybe I can pull … Continue reading

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Yes I Can!

Or eventually I will any way… OK, whenever I don’t know how to do something (and I’m a bit intimidated by it), the first thing I do is read about it. Read. Read. Read. This does several things to benefit … Continue reading

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Where the wild things are

So apparently when you go out of town for two weeks in the middle of the summer and neglect your garden you come back to this… There are squash, gourds,  tomatoes, melons, and beans climbing all over the beds, lawn, and trees. … Continue reading

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Finally

July is coming to a close and I finally have tomatoes! I was getting less than a handful a day (and was starting to worry that my six foot tall plants would give nothing but green), but worry no more! … Continue reading

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Garden lessons from this week

1) Just because you don’t get a bug one year doesn’t mean you won’t get it the next. Next year I will collar my squash with burlap, spray them with insecticidal soap preventatively, and plant two staggered crops to prevent destruction … Continue reading

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