Category: Five Acre Fruit Farm

  • A Kid in a Candy Store

    A Kid in a Candy Store

    I attended a seed swap over the weekend and may have gone a tad overboard. Included in this stash: ground cherry seeds. I have never tasted them, but they intrigue me and I want to grow them. I think, based on descriptions of their flavor, that I’d like them. Of course, I followed up the […]

  • Farewell, nice weather

    Farewell, nice weather

    A year ago today, we went into contract on this house. That was an exciting and terrifying time. I loved the house so much (even without a dishwasher — a situation we rectified as quickly as possible), but the size of the yard was incredibly intimidating. Almost a year later, we have no regrets. Yes, […]

  • A colorful October

    A colorful October

    “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables It’s amazing how vibrant the fall colors are out here on our 5 acres. I’m not sure if this is a normal autumn or if this is a particularly splendid year. It takes my breath away almost […]

  • Team candy corn

    Team candy corn

    Not that my post is about candy corn. I just happen to be eating some right now (it goes great with Hershey Kisses, by the way), and I know that people either love it or hate it. If we have it in the house, we can’t stay out of it. I guess it’s a good […]

  • A change is in the air

    A change is in the air

    I usually think of August as being one of the hottest months — not so much this year. The temperatures have been pretty mild and comfortable for most of the month. We’ve had a few warmer days here and there. And with the leaves starting to change, I can definitely tell that fall is just […]

  • Product love!

    I’ve been meaning to write a post for some time about products I love for yardwork and gardening. I just haven’t gotten around to it until now. Note: I am not being paid to promote any of these products. I just happen to love them. Clothing/Accessories Women’s Heirloom Gardening Overalls from Duluth Trading Co.: I […]

  • The demise of Frankenshrub

    My readership has been growing at a steady pace, so I want to thank everyone who recently followed me and those of you who have been following me for some time. Last week was super frustrating. Between fireworks and thunderstorms, poor Blitz spent a lot of the week quaking in terror. We got over 5 […]

  • Self propelled flowers

    I mentioned in my last post that I was making garlic powder. Well, it was a successful experiment in that garlic powder was the end result. However, all that work peeling garlic (7 or 8 heads) and the hours spent drying it in the oven only yielded half a spice jar of garlic powder. Needless […]

  • 0% chance of vampires

    I hate growing garlic. Don’t get me wrong, I love the taste of garlic. But I find fresh garlic to be extremely tedious, so I always just use garlic powder and jarred minced garlic. Of course, I had an entire bed of nothing but garlic this year. Garlic that I didn’t plant. But it was […]

  • Choose your suffering

    I’ll admit it: there are days (many, in fact) when I am tempted to just bulldoze our five acres and start over from scratch. A clean slate. Strip the turf grass. Burn the weeds. Start from bare earth. (The trees can stay, though, except for the ones that are obviously dead.) But it wouldn’t matter. […]