Purple Basils have more fun

  Somebody has been chewing the Genovese basil, but not the Dark Opal. That somebody is missing out! Dark Opal basil is totally delicious. It’s said to have a stronger anisey taste, but I don’t notice a difference. Of course, I pile basil leaves on sandwiches like…

The Solstice Tide

Summer Solstice is on June 20th this year, but you can already feel it in the air! The sky is still light at 9:00 at night and the garden is overflowing with roses. Heirloom roses are better than gold to me– they smell incredible (seriously, better than…

Moving Day

Moving Day

It’s finally moving day! We’re turning Hawkeye’s photography studio into ‘farm central’ so we can have all our plant projects under one roof. I’m so psyched- I’ll have a big space to play herbal mixtress in and we’ll be able to keep the paperwork organized! We’re going…

Turn of the Season

Turn of the Season

The season is coming to an end. Our herb garden was done in by the freeze two nights ago and all that’s left in the veggie garden are greens we have protected under chenille row covers. (Asters photo taken the day before the frost) Greens still growing include Lettuce,…

Savoring Summer’s End

Savoring Summer’s End

It’s the last day of Summer. And it’s cloudy. And cold. Which means I’m trying hard not to get bummed. Hawkeye to the rescue! He’s cut up a big batch of our heirloom tomatoes to cook into sauce and can. The smell of the tomatoes is like…

In love with Swiss Chard

In love with Swiss Chard

Its calcium, iron, and vitamin C content are not the only reason I love Swiss Chard. When the sunlight hits it, the vibrant stalks light up like stained glass. Never fails to knock me out. We treat it as a cut-and-come-again, harvesting individual stalks as they’re ready…

Flower ‘shroom?

Flower ‘shroom?

Saw the coolest little mushroom growing in a potted Patchouli plant today…

Any Patchouli Fans?

Any Patchouli Fans?

the Patchouli is blooming 🙂   SaveSave SaveSave

Garden in the Sky

Garden in the Sky

A piece of our big puzzle has finally fallen into place…. When Hawkeye and I decided we wanted to move from serious hobbyists to dedicated farmers, the first challenge we faced was space. Our house in Northampton sits on just 1/5 acre- not nearly enough…

Jenny Lind Melon

Jenny Lind Melon

Here’s one of our faves, the ‘Jenny Lind’ melon. This photo was taken a couple of weeks ago before they were ripe (the skin now is more netted and tan-colored) but it shows the “button” (top right) that’s considered one of the determining features of…