Tag Archives | gardening


Bean Up!

We play a fun little garden game here at the ol’ homestead this Spring called Bean Up! Whenever we spot a new bean pokin’ it’s little head through the soil we yell “Bean Up!” Neat thing is that no matter who sees one first, we all win! Everyone should be playing this game in their […]


The Great Bean Harvest Of 2014

We had an awesome year for beans this year! We harvested and dried 10 different varieties with a yield of over 12 pounds, not counting the ones we saved for seed! These will be added to soups, salads and stews (and even used as a pizza topping!) throughout the winter. Of course, they will be […]


Pesto Presto, Mr. Fawlty!

Pesto Presto, Mr. Fawlty! Wow, we had a bumper crop of Basil this year! Even Sybil would be impressed! 🙂 Hahaha! Sorry for all the Fawlty Towers references but whenever we think of Basil we think of this funny, funny show. Anyway, we made a big bunch of delicious pesto that we will store in […]


All Around The Mulberry Bush

Well, this is the first time in the past three or four years that we were able to beat the birds to the mulberries! And they are so delicious! It has made our vigilance, the daily monitoring, everything short of camping out under the tree, worthwhile! Our mulberry tree stands just under six feet tall […]