“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

Garden Goodness and a Snacktastic Switcheroo

We have reached that heavenly time of year where dinners
are served compliments of the garden.


Every morning there are new surprises awaiting us...
fresh and tasty delights that awaken our palates.


Grocery store trips are few and far between these days,
as there is more than enough to feed us here in this
green and growing space.


I have added a few touches around the farm...
an old, rusty, pig trough now graces the deck of the 250+ year-old
log cabin, giving a little pop of color to that rustic space.
I love planting old containers and giving them new life.


The garden in front of the she-shed was in need of a few more
perennial flowers... the spring violas having wilted in the heat of the sun.
I especially wanted to add a few more foxglove to the ones
that I had transplanted from elsewhere on the farm.


We took a trip to the greenhouse via bicycle and bought a few plants
to refresh the window box...



then I drove to a local nursery and filled my trunk
with perennials (the prices out here in the country are amazingly low!)


Now the front garden of the she-shed is planted full of
perennial flowers that will multiply and spread.



My dream is that it ends up looking like a miniature
English cottage garden.


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