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Cracked up tomatoes

Since we’ve have a week of cooler than normal late July/early August temps here in Missouri, accompanied by almost daily rain AND I just got back from picking tomatoes in the garden, I thought it might be a good time to talk about one… Continue Reading “Cracked up tomatoes”

Garden Progress Year 1

I wish I had taken more photos of the garden as I worked on it in the years we’ve been here. It’s only been 3 years, but I found some snaps I’d taken when the house was still under contract negotiations and we were… Continue Reading “Garden Progress Year 1”

Plantain Cucumber Salve

For the past several years, I’ve been sharing a recipe with friends to keep bugs off naturally. I was inspired by my hatred of OFF! and Avon insect repellent products, I just couldn’t stand the smell, plus I didn’t love smearing chemicals all over… Continue Reading “Plantain Cucumber Salve”

Dead Nettle Salve

Shameless product plug coming in 3, 2, 1… I decided with all this garden that I have here at the farm that I might as well do as much with it as possible. I can only grow so much vegetable matter before things start… Continue Reading “Dead Nettle Salve”

Tree Wells In Clay Soil

We’re now into that part of summer in Missouri where just stepping out of the air conditioning onto the front porch is like walking past the mouth of Hell. Ok, I may exaggerate a bit, but July and August here can be insanely HOT.… Continue Reading “Tree Wells In Clay Soil”

Finally! Some news-worthy news!

About Dirt anyway. I wouldn’t recommend watching actual news to anyone right now, except very minimally, unless you want your blood pressure to skyrocket and your stress level to go through the roof. Perhaps I should be opening a dispensary instead of working in… Continue Reading “Finally! Some news-worthy news!”

June last year. Really?

If you’re still following Dirt, then you’ve figured out by now that I’m REALLY TERRIBLE about updating stuff and it’s been almost an entire year AGAIN since I’ve made a post. I’m sorry guys, really I am. But I keep letting my brain pull… Continue Reading “June last year. Really?”

O-Positive tastes great!

It’s that time of year folks, when every flying, creeping, crawling thing seems like it wants to dine on our blood. If you’re a lucky O-Positive blood type like myself, those mosquitoes find you extra tasty- it’s like they’re upgrading from Steak & Shake… Continue Reading “O-Positive tastes great!”

Twice baked recycling

I am now 15 weeks into recovery from a rotator cuff repair/arthritis removal of my right shoulder. Apparently, the last few years of remodeling house has not been kind to my joints. I built up some bone spurs on both my shoulder joint and… Continue Reading “Twice baked recycling”

Layered Acidic Garden

I’m going to keep this short and sweet with lots of pictures for those of you that just want a quick reference and then are off with your shovel and to shop for plants. If you’d like a more detailed explanation of layered gardening,… Continue Reading “Layered Acidic Garden”

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