Monday, December 24, 2012

May 2012

Elizabeth built a community garden in Central Falls with her students.
and we made plant markers.
Pizza on the charcoal grill.
and the chickens did a little modeling on the side.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

May 2012: Florida

Anne & Ashley met us in Florida for our first non-family vacation in almost a decade.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

April-May 2012: New Gardens

Doubling the main garden to make room for new veggies and flowers.
...cover rocks hauled away, giant chunks of slate dug out, soil turned, and new soil mixed in.

 After picking up starters at the mid-May plant sale, I laid down black plastic bags as ground cover. This kept the soil warm for an early start for the peppers.  In the end, the peppers flourished more than any other veggie this year.

 Eventually every seedling and starter grown in-house and picked at Southside's plant sale made it into the ground (end of May/early June, 2012).

Friday, December 7, 2012

April 2012

Lettuce seedlings, April 2012. 
 I love this time of year, when it's still cold out, but the seedlings start growing under my grow lights. New plants each year, new surprises.

Salt and Pepper Cukes (that ended up producing crooknecks and a pumpkin).

New bed in the back, for lettuce, arugula, and kale.
Great squash seedlings.
Garage project. Organize!

Monday, December 3, 2012

March 2012

Chapin Street Community Garden, Providence.
Spring projects...New "chicken clover garden"
New chicken garden, fenced while the clover grows.

May 23rd, the new chicken garden opens!
Homemade compost, first batch of the year.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

March 2012: Florida

Captiva, 3/16/12.

 Fresh seafood shack. Sanibel, FL.


"Missouri Day" at the park, thrown by mom, including games, prizes, and hooliganism.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012