Spring on the Farm

June 19, 2017

The first 6 months. Gains and losses. The last time I updated you on our recent move to our 5-acre mini farm in Snohomish was in February.  That seems like eons ago. And though the snow has melted and it appears the torrential downfalls have come to an end, it just barely feels like spring,… Read more >

Irrigation Systems: Advice from an Expert

May 19, 2017

It does nothing but rain in the Northwest…not so We are starting to see a break in the rain finally, and before we know it summer will be here (fingers crossed). If you’ve ever spent a summer as a slave to your hose trying to keep your garden watered, you know that it does not… Read more >

Cameo Japanese Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles japonia 'Cameo') Photo Courtesy of Monrovia Plant of the Month: Flowering Quince

April 21, 2017

Now that Spring is finally here and we’re starting to get some warmer weather, we’re seeing flowers pop up everywhere we look! The Flowering Quince is one of those early spring bloomers that really packs a punch on a gray day and has many different varieties to choose from. They range in size from broad… Read more >

Where does your water go?

February 9, 2017

The warming weather has turned our frozen gardens into spongy goo again and has us thinking about drainage. The rain and melting snow can cause you to question: where should all of that water be going? Other than the giant puddle you formerly called your garden. Proper drainage is always important but in the winter… Read more >

Transitioning to farm life

January 27, 2017

Growing and shrinking pains It all started with a dog. A 6-month-old Staffordshire terrier mix from Texas that we adopted in September 2015. You might say it was an attempt to fill a void, or to quell the sudden quiet and cleanliness of our house that was the result of my daughter fleeing the nest… Read more >