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

Garden Authority

It has been too long since I held communion with the Green Realm.  Around these parts, it is a quiet time.  Only the evergreens remain to add their chlorophyll ease to eyes weary of browns and grays. Yet, there is work to be done.  I cut down the withered stalks of dead flowers, scattering their … More Garden Authority

Illimitably Earth

Spent a fabulous and balanced week digging in the dirt.  Reaping, tilling, sowing, transplanting and nurturing.  We harvested some of our winter rye.  Felt like being in a Van Gogh painting — two figures, one cutting and the other bundling.  A gentle moment. My eldest son and I fulfilled a yearly tradition, planting an inaugural … More Illimitably Earth