Posted in Plants, Seeds

The unexpected seed order

A friend of mine gave me a gift card to Territorial Seed Company, which is closer to the other coast so we hadn’t ordered from them before even though I had previously bookmarked a few of their products in my garden planning bookmark folder.  They sell an abundance of kitchen garden crops within their products.  Given our garden budget for this year had nothing earmarked for kitchen crops save one rosemary starter, this was a very welcome gift.  Hopefully—with some careful seed saving—it will also be one that keeps on giving. Continue reading “The unexpected seed order”

Posted in Behind the Scenes, Creatures

First deer track sighting in the back yard.

After I finished shoveling out a path in front of the house for our postal carrier, I gathered my implements and headed back to the side door only to realize I’d forgotten to bring our compost bowl outside.  I headed towards the bin anyway, thinking to forge a trail through the drifts from the comfort of my snowsuit and to see what visitors we might have had.  Then I spotted something I hadn’t seen in the near four years we’ve been here.  Continue reading “First deer track sighting in the back yard.”