Category Archives: food preservation

Summer Insanity

It’s been awhile since I’ve brought you any news from our little farm, mostly because we’ve had an avalanche of apricots  and  it takes every second from sunup to sundown to keep up,  leaving very little time or energy for … Continue reading

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Getting a Handle on This Life

This weekend I said to Don “it feels like we’re finally getting a handle on this farming thing, its starting to work for us”.  And it is.  Suddenly the work we’ve done over the past three years seems to be … Continue reading

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Now That Spring is Imminent

Here are some shots from this winter. Its important to soak up the  the last warm rays of  indian summer and rest up for the coming cold weather.

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Fall Garden Update

Fall has been hanging out this week and making it clear that summer is on its way out.  Its happened so quickly that its hard to believe that we are in the last days of summer, but since we are … Continue reading

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Apricot Leather (For Christina)

One of the things that we have in abundance at Johnny’s Garden is fruit trees.  We were blessed with already mature pear, cherry, apricot, plum, nectarine and almond trees.  Someone living here before was inordinately fond apricots because we have … Continue reading

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Autumnal Equinox

I love this time of year, this season sings to me more than any other, even louder than the hot rush of Spring.  I think it must be the change in the sky.  One day the sky is the clear … Continue reading

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It’s not all that, but its pretty damn close!

I spent the whole month of the August slappin’ flies and mosquito’s, pulling weeds, picking fruits and vegetables, canning and lovin’ on my horse.  Not necessarily in that order.  Its been a busy month and hasn’t left much time for … Continue reading

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