Celebrate the culture of agriculture & share skills (Growing! Cooking! Eating!)

Donna Brunson
  • 52, Female
  • Katy, TX
  • United States
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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Cube Farmer, Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
A bit about me:
Married and learning all the homegrown skills I can.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Homemade eggrolls with the cabbage you see in the picture
Currently reading:
The Urban Homestead by Kelly Coyne
Currently listening to:
The wind blow
My latest DIY project:
Homemade ollas
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Donna Brunson's Blog

Warm Cucumber Soup?

Who knew there was such a thing?


The internets knew, that's who!


Our two late-planted cucumber plants are producing like gang-busters.  And, while I love cucumbers, I can only eat so many cucumber salads.  Or cucumber spears.  Or cucumber sandwiches.  So I was on the lookout for new cucumber ideas.


I found this recipe on All Recipes.  It looked pretty good.  I could get down…


Posted on September 13, 2011 at 2:16pm — 1 Comment

Edible Landscaping

After some discussion, we cut down the two crepe myrtles in our front flower beds.  They didn't do anything for us, except look nekked half of the year and shed petals onto the cars the other half of the year.  A little bit at a time, we are going to replace our non-edible landscaping with something that we can put into our tummies!


In the place of one of the trees, we planted a "tri-apple."  Three varieties of apples gafted onto a single trunk.  We have a Dorsett Golden…


Posted on March 14, 2011 at 10:25am — 2 Comments

Homemade "Ollas" - the Brunson Farms way

Ara at My Edible Yard discussed using Ollas for irrigation. 


We were intrigued.  We do a lot of watering, especially in the summer.  Tomatoes are thirsty.


Tim did the research and found that we could buy them, but they were a bit pricey.  $20 or more each.  Yikes.  We starting counting up how many we would need.  Double yikes.  We have…


Posted on February 24, 2011 at 1:00pm — 7 Comments

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At 1:38pm on October 4, 2010, Cornelia said…
Hi Donna - wonderful blog!! Something that people do here is cross-post to the member blogs section here on HOMEGROWN. It's a way for us to get to know each other. Please let me know if you have any questions and welcome!
At 1:55pm on October 7, 2010, Cornelia said…
Hi Donna, yes, you did link to the blog on your page. If you want to share a specific post, you can go to the "back end" of blogspot, copy the html version of the post, then copy it to a new member blog page while on the "html" tab. Let me know if you need any help. Thanks!

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