November 21, 2013

2013 Garden Journal: frost is free

It's been over a month {already} since I have posted anything new regarding our gardening adventures here in this semi-city agrarian wanna be life. So here it is!

Inside: everything is harvested and in the basement for our winter use. Currently, we are organizing our food storage and preparing for our final winter supply purchases. This year I can say we were definitely blessed with tomatoes and onions, however much of our green leaf crop is very much missed this fall. I was not as diligent as I use to be on making sure I had planted a fall crop, but I think that was mainly due to our desire to clear out the yard, remove the beds and prep for letting the ground rest.

Outside: our herbs and other plants are being effected by the frost, it's a free service you know, this gift of frost... it helps prepare our garden beds for a long winters nap. Although some of our most hardy herbs are hanging on and doing quite well.

And some I have brought in doors...

So What's New: momma is back in school again! Another heart desire come true, this is the winter I will begin my Family Herbalist course, with a hope to one day complete the Master Herbalist course too. But first I will be faithful in this and then when the time is right, Abba will open the door for the next step. I am so excited! Oh and we chose to sign back up for our cow share program, because some budget cuts just are not worth it... and this was one of them.

Family Resource: sharing this amazing and yet, challenging website... Beyond off Grid. I really could spend hours here, but that would not be a wise use of my time. So I pace myself. Although I am greatly encouraged by this site and much of what they share here.

He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, 
But he who pursues worthless things lacks sense.
{Proverbs 12:11}

~ Until next time - Shalom & Blessings!