Saturday, June 18, 2011


I interrupt this blog hiatus to share with you some sights of summer...

The view on an evening walk.

Garlic scape pickles, ready for brine and the canner.

My boys walking three dogs.

Hubbo posing in the garden.

Onions going to seed!

Me in a pile of garlic scapes.

Two buckets of manure tea steeping throughout the day.

Egyptian walking onions doing their crazy thing.

The first jar of the 2011 canning season.

Is there anything you see that you would like to know more about? I've been brewing kombucha and manure teas regularly. The Egyptian walking onions are new and exciting, and I've never pickled garlic scapes before. The extra dogs were strays we took care of until finding out they belonged at an area shelter because they were undergoing treatment for heartworms. The onion flower is new to me, too, and I'm excited to save each little seed and try to propagate my own onions this year!

Needless to say, things are busy and green around here. If you want me to write a post about any of the above, or anything else, please let me know in the comments. If not, that's okay, too. I have a lot to say about a lot of stuff, so I won't have any trouble coming up with posts. It's finding the time to write them that's tricky!

Thanks for stopping in, and I hope you are all having a fruitful summer.


  1. Gotta say that while I like the kombucha ,that manure tea tasted like shit.

  2. I have never grown the Egyptian walking onions but have wanted to try them. :)

  3. Joe, I must say you really cracked me up with that comment!

    Marci, I highly recommend the Egyptian walking onions. They are so cool. I love the idea that they make such a seemingly endless supply of more onion bulbs! Onions are hard to grow from seed, so these are exciting to me in terms of perennial food.