Sunday, April 22, 2012

Summer Planting....In the boxes

We made a trip to our friend Nysha at Ardenwood Edibles to select some plants for our summer garden. WOW I was so shocked by all the amazing heirloom varieties she had to choose from. It was so fun to select unique varieties that I don't see or hard to find in the grocery store.It made me even more excited to get everything planted ...I am already enjoying this exclusive produce in my mind:-) 
Fingers crossed
we decided to go with the main crop we enjoyed last year... lots of tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant and squash..but this year more variety:-)
Our sweet Henry kept us company :-) you see in the back round, how the bee hive is growing :-) our bee suits and smoker arrive soon and hopefully we will be harvesting Honey!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Amend and It's Time For Summer!!!

Both Conor, minifarmBox, and Nysha,  Ardenwood Edibles, call while I was on my shoot in CO and said "we need to get summer going! We planted so late but were all so blown away from last years harvest, we are all excited to see what will happen this year...if we start on time :-). 
I won't lie its been hard to be motivated lately but I figure it's a good exercise in life and healing. 
Conor came over with Alec and brought some bags of EB stone organic earthworm castings and top soil, we turned them into the boxes. 
We decided since the long box was doing so well from winter plants we are going to keep harvesting from it for a couple more week and then get our Summer plants in.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Rise of the Winter Garden! It's ALIVE

Oh My Goodness we had givin up on out winter garden and I am not sure if its the weird weather we have been having but ....IT's ALIVE!!! Al of a sudden the long box has got everything going crazy in it! Fava Beans ,Leeks, Kale, Carrots,Celery and Beets 
so far...It's been amazing!
I can't believe it!!!! Look at all those Fava Beans. I can't remember ever eatting them fresh..OMG they are amazing ...olive oil and garlic 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Shuger 8/13/01 - 4/15/12

I don't even have words but 
Thank you Shuger, I love you and will miss you always