Category Archives: Gardening

Utilizing the Wood-Waste

As Pasture #4 is in its final stages of being cleared and readied for winter, a great deal of saplings need to be cut, cleared, and eliminated. Fortunately, many are the options for disposing of waste-wood on a Hillstead such … Continue reading

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Operation: Lawn Reclamation

We’ve organized the Hillstead into several sections, each with their own characteristics, issues, and priorities. High upon the list of priorities is to begin planting slow-growing fruit plants that will take many years to mature- so it’s wise to get … Continue reading

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Yellow Archangels at Gabriel’s Hill

Lamiastrum galeobdolon, commonly referred to as Yellow Archangel may look pretty, but in many parts of the United States it is quickly becoming a noxious weed- spreading quickly under forest canopy and crowding out the native plant life. My first … Continue reading

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Boil ‘em, mash ‘em, stick ‘em in a stew

PO-TA-TOES, friends! They are here! The Pontiac Red seed potatoes that I sewed in April are ready for harvesting. I’ve been ducking into the potato patch whenever I can to pop out a few taters here and there. Yesterday’s 30 … Continue reading

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Making ready

We’ve been busy bees at the Hillstead, making preparations for the growing season that lies ahead. In the past week we have started lots of seeds in the basement greenhouse, got red wiggler worms for vermicomposting, began incubating 15 eggs, … Continue reading

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Happy spring!

What a warm, sunny first day of spring it is! We celebrated by working on the creation of a third garden bed that will be dedicated to potatoes. Charlie and I tried out digging with a spade and trowel to … Continue reading

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Gardening season officially began for us today, and we are beyond excited to be at this juxtaposition of warming, lighting, and watering earth inside to foster new life while we hunker down for what we understand will be a heck … Continue reading

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