Category: gardening

spring flowers grace the farm early this year

Spring flowers have bloomed early this year due to warm winter weather.  I dearly miss the snow, but these are too beautiful not to appreciate in the midst of cold, rainy February.  I realize it is not natural for flowers to be blessing us…

just rest: our bodies as fallow fields

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.  ~Ovid Last night, I was reading an article on biodynamic farming (I know–light reading on a Friday night!).  It happened to mention the importance of letting the land be fallow for a year…

surburban farming

Tonight, I was reading a blog post by slowfoodsmama.com entitled “Is Urban Farming Really Farming?”  Great post if you’re interested, and it caused me to reflect on what makes a suburban yard a “farm.” My tween daughter seems to define farm as “an area…