Growing Irish Potatoes in the North Carolina Piedmont

When it comes to potatoes, aren’t we all a bit Irish?  I adore the earthy orbs, baked, boiled, steamed, or fried; and I’d be quite content to eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  When I ate my first homegrown ones though — little baby spring taters robbed from the plants that morning and then … More Growing Irish Potatoes in the North Carolina Piedmont

Freeing Seeds

I will never forget the first time I watched Grandpa Jack deadhead a marigold and scatter its seeds.  It was a flat out miracle.  I took high school biology, so I knew about the birds and the bees, but somehow I never quite put it together that flower seeds would be a part of the … More Freeing Seeds

Harvesting Honey

As a child I went often with Papa Bear and Small Bear on The Big Honey Hunt.  Over river and through dale I laughed and laughed as Papa Bear chased his bee, sticking his paw into every tree but the honey tree.  Back then it never troubled me that the final message of the book … More Harvesting Honey

SOP for Our 43,560

Greetings from our humble 43,560: square feet that is, which my husband assures me is what’s in an acre.  Makes it seem as big as it feels most days.  More yard than house, this space is brimming over with life from all the realms – green vegetable and floral beings of countless variety, birds, butterflies, … More SOP for Our 43,560