Category Archives: harvest

2017 Summer Summary

Despite little news from this blog, we are still busily keeping on.  We’re still gardening, still picking fruit, still trapping raccoons.  Some things just never change. But sometimes things do change.  We’ve been working hard on changes to the house … Continue reading

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Goings On

Things have been pretty laid back on the farm recently.   We put a good day in on the garden over Mothers Day weekend and everything is planted with the exception of corn.  Aside from greens and chard there isn’t much … Continue reading

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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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Summer: Proceeding as Anticipated

Wow, have we got a lot going on!  Which is exactly what I was expecting right about now.  Things are good.  The garden is good, the animals are all good, the humans are good if a bit crazy, it’s all … Continue reading

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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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Equinox Day

Aaaahhhh, fall.   I have a few pictures from the equinox day to share.  Starting with spiders, because you know spiders are really cool. This is the time of year when we start to see a lot of zipper spiders.  I … Continue reading

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