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Projects are those activities I track over time. It can be planting lists, growing cycles, design and construction projects, even food if it needs to age or ferment. I do it all here because its easier than sorting through paper notes.

21 11, 2020

Thanksgiving Prep – Sweet Potatoes

By |2020-11-22T08:23:27-08:00November 21st, 2020|Garden, Photos, Projects|

Short of the turkey, everything for our family's Thanksgiving feast is grown here at The Acre. It takes a few days to harvest everything and bring it all together, so we always start with the stuff we need to dig up. This morning is was sweet potatoes, red and white varieties. This is way more than the four of us will eat, so we'll store the small ones to plant is spring, and share the extra big ones with our  [keep reading...]

28 10, 2020

Keyhole Garden – October 28, 2020

By |2020-10-28T09:46:25-07:00October 28th, 2020|Garden, Projects|

Gardener’s Log : Keyhole Garden day 585. Well, if you want to hammer a keyhole garden into submission, making it rain followed by high winds and near 80° heat, followed by overnight lows that dip into the 30s, followed by more near 80° temperatures again, is certainly one way of doing it. 40 degree plus temperature swing in 24 hours The poor pumpkin, which was thriving a couple weeks ago, is done in, as is most of the  [keep reading...]

12 10, 2020

Keyhole Garden – October 12, 2020

By |2020-10-12T15:30:05-07:00October 12th, 2020|Garden, Projects|

Gardener's Log : Keyhole Garden date 569. Now that we're several weeks into fall, the temperatures are making their annual wobble between hot and cold. The days are still in the 80's with the occasional tip into the low 90's, but the nights are now dipping into the mid-50's and flirting with the upper 40's a couple days a week. For most of the plants here, those big temperature swings and longer nights are a signal to wrap things up  [keep reading...]

22 09, 2020

Hot Sauce Batch 20 – Entry 3

By |2020-09-22T09:29:11-07:00September 22nd, 2020|Garden, Projects|

It's the first day of Autumn and the peppers are coming in hot and heavy. I'm picking around one pound every couple of days right now, which means I'll be moving the peppers to the five gallon fermenter this week. The weather has been very warm so the initial ferment is off to a good start. It smells spicy and yeasty, which tells me the lacto ferment is happy. Once I pitch it to the big fermenter, things should really take off.

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