gather and grow

Homegrown, hand-spun living in the city

Remember the salad greens I planted from seeds back in January? They now grace my plate every day as lovely, fresh-as-can-be salads. I’ll tell you exactly why I feel celebratory about such a simple thing. April is known as “the month of the slug” here in the Pacific Northwest. Our rainy springs combined with all …

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We had frost last night. Some of the less hardy plants in the garden seemed quite traumatized in the morning. The water in the chickens’ waterer was frozen. The unusual cold only adds to the feeling that I normally get around this time in January – the feeling that winter is getting just a little …

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