Monthly Archives: October 2015


Our hugelkultur experiment was a great success, producing many dozens of zucchini and butternut squashes and scads of cherry tomatoes. Today was a perfect Fall day, just right for adding wood chips, leaves and grass clippings; llama manure and coffee … Continue reading

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Fall Work Day 2015

Our Fall 2015 Work Day was a freezing cold day with snow showers . . . thanks to the hardy gardeners who showed up! Frank repaired beds; Polly pulled debris from the hugelkultur and added manure; Mary, Cherry, Liz, Melissa, … Continue reading

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As if swimming to the surface from underwater, baby voles emerged from the soil in Jean’s garden yesterday. These “plush little breathers” had been disturbed by the clearing and raking of her garden. It was hard to imagine their underground … Continue reading

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Carrot Top Pesto

I had heard of carrot top pesto and loved the idea of using what would otherwise be wasted. Would it be bitter? I harvested a few carrots from my garden. (I was tempted to hedge my bets by doing 1/2 … Continue reading

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