Tag Archives: Potato

Waiting

I feel like most of my time I spend waiting. Waiting for that great job posting to apply. Then I wait again for a reply. I wait for the crops to grow and then for them to produce. I have … Continue reading

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The Mystical Garden

These past 24 hours I’ve been trapping beetles off my potato plants banging them into a chock-full-of-nuts can. Then I had this idea… Perhaps if I sprinkled some fairy dust in the dark of night it might work. I’d try … Continue reading

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Living and Learning on the Farm

Yesterday I left a glass of water out on the porch and this morning I found a large beetle in it struggling to survive. With 124 potato plants in the garden I was hoping it would be a while longer … Continue reading

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Images: Up Close in the Garden

I beat the rain planting cucumbers, broccoli, butterhead lettuce and then more peas, beets, and green beans. Matthew didn’t want to hear that I was planting more potatoes with 124 potato plants already growing. Yesterday, I started hilling the earliest … Continue reading

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My Garden

I’ve been so tired. The stress has taken me down or it is what has been driving me to be productive, physically exhausting myself, in hope of producing, an extraordinary crop to sell. Yet, I do not have a plan … Continue reading

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Hold the Broth: Corned Beef for Split Pea Soup

Our Saint Patrick’s Day dinner this year will be getting extra mileage, something to go with those left-over sandwiches on rye. I always add the potatoes and cabbage to the simmering corned beef pot during the last hour and then, … Continue reading

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