Monthly Archives: August 2015

Late blight in central Maine

We had hog heart paste tomatoes planted again this year. The lady selling seedlings at the farmers’ market assured me in 2014 that once I tried hog heart, I’d never want anything else. She was right. So right, in fact, that we had four full flats of them planted in our main garden. The Mister […]

What’s in YOUR freezer?

  I don’t pretend to know what normal people do, having left the land of mainstream so long ago that I barely remember the topography.   I certainly would not presume to be an expert on what they keep in their freezers, either. But if I had to guess, I’d venture that it’s not the same […]

A Tale of Two Crucifers–or, how I wish I had fed my kids better food!

“Mom, did you know there are two kinds of kale?” I was talking to my son on the phone, who was enthusiastic about discovering new foods through his newly purchased farm share at his local farmers’ market. I indulged myself a slight sideways grin that I knew he wouldn’t see from his end of the […]

How to Spot a Prepsteader

“So what are these for, again…exactly?” asked The Farm Girl, her voice trailing off in what might have been an effort to conceal her amusement. “They’re for, uh, you know.” Her face told me she didn’t know. We were looking at two big square containers, each about three feet across and four feet tall, made […]