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Raised beds, the second part, sort of

I know it hasn't really been that long since I last posted, but it seems like so much has happened. For one thing, it's unnaturallywarm and sunny out, which makes me dread summer for the first time in my life. If MARCH is like this, what does the normally oppressive July-August season hold for us? Summer is my favorite time of year, hands down, despite our Carolina weather, but this summer in late winter thing is really…See More
Mar 16, 2012
Jen Garrison commented on Yvonne's blog post 'A good recovery ...'
"So jealous!  We'll be lucky to get a few wormy apples and you've got mangoes!"
Mar 8, 2012
Aliza Ess commented on Jen Garrison's blog post 'I didn't poop my pants'
"Haha, I just had to click on your post with that title :) Yes, raccoons have a weird range from super adorable to super menacing!  We had a surprise raccoon attack one morning at 5:30 a.m. that ended up with a not-so-lucky chicken... and we…"
Mar 1, 2012
Cornelia commented on Jen Garrison's blog post 'I didn't poop my pants'
"Well Jen, you certainly know how to have fun (and how to write a provocative blog title)! :)"
Feb 28, 2012
Jen Garrison posted a blog post

I didn't poop my pants

This is not the first time I have said this recently, but I haven't said it here. Raccoons scare the bejeezus out of me. I have nightmares about raccoons. I don't like going to the barn or near the trashcans after dark because I know they are just waiting for me. If you are one of the mistaken many who think they are furry, adorable, fish eating little bandits, or who felt sorry for the beasts in Where the Red Fern Grows, listen to…See More
Feb 27, 2012
Jen Garrison commented on Margaret V's blog post '"Applegate Farms = Soy!'
"Maybe I am naive and ill-informed, but how is soy not natural?  It comes from soybeans that are a grown commodity.  I figured that labeling soy as natural was OK as long as it wasn't some sort of freaky gmo bean."
Feb 27, 2012
Margaret V commented on Jen Garrison's blog post 'NPR, Meth Labs and Raised Bed Lumber, Oh My'
"Scheesh! I don't think I would of continued driving....,thats just me, I watch ID and cold case files. "
Feb 24, 2012
Jen Garrison posted a blog post

Spring was Here

Roasted veggies tonight!I spent a good bit of the last two days out in the backyard, prepping for planting. In short sleeves. It was gorgeous. The kind of weather that people who work outdoors know is the harbinger of bad weather to come. And as I sit here typing, the rain pours down, and we wait for the sleet and snow to settle in for the duration. This is North Carolina, so we won't have to wait long for warm…See More
Feb 19, 2012
Jen Garrison commented on Yvonne's blog post 'Homemade Organic Pest control remedies'
"Thanks for sharing!"
Feb 19, 2012
Jen Garrison commented on Jen Garrison's blog post 'Ten Fingers, Ten Toes, Part the First'
"I worked on the beds some more this afternoon and took my camera out to take some pictures, but the battery was dead.  Sigh.  Hopefully tomorrow!  And thanks for the kudos!"
Feb 13, 2012
Yvonne commented on Jen Garrison's blog post 'Ten Fingers, Ten Toes, Part the First'
"Well done Jen - as always, you make me feel inspired to go out and do something useful! Can't wait to see some pics."
Feb 13, 2012
Cornelia commented on Jen Garrison's blog post 'Ten Fingers, Ten Toes, Part the First'
"YES. There should be pictures! Looking forward to the finger thaw - and congratulations on tackling the intimidating power tools!"
Feb 13, 2012
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"It's beautiful.  Congrats! "
Feb 11, 2012
Jen Garrison posted a blog post

Ten Fingers, Ten Toes, Part the First

I hate using power tools. I would rather spend six times longer doing something with a hammer and a chisel than whip out a router. I don't mind the endless monotony of a simple screwdriver. Staple guns scare the bejeezus out of me. But I draw the line at handsaws. One of the few handy things I dislike more than power tools in general, is the handsaw. I can't use one efficiently or neatly to save my life. My cuts are ragged and jagged and look much like I'm in training for a role in a slasher…See More
Feb 11, 2012
Jen Garrison commented on Yvonne's blog post 'Saving Food without a fridge - an interesting post by http://www.treehugger.com'
"I spent a summer working in rural Romania, and few people had refrigeration, even in restaurants.  Food was just purchased or picked for immediate use, or preserved.  Everyone seemed happy and the food was good."
Feb 9, 2012
Yvonne commented on Jen Garrison's blog post 'NPR, Meth Labs and Raised Bed Lumber, Oh My'
"Well done brave Jens!  I saw the use of potato towers which looked interesting, but cannot get organic seed potatoes here.  Not sure if it's even worth trying to chit shop-bought from the grocery store, but thinking about it.....happy…"
Feb 9, 2012

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama
Fill in the blank:
Country raised turned urban farmer
A bit about me:
Mother, wife, farmer, archaeologist, hearth cook and baker
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Mojo criollo chicken with honey spiced carrots and cornmeal
Currently reading:
Rebecca
Currently listening to:
James Taylor
My latest DIY project:
HoneyBea got Heart CSA
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
kickstarter
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Jen Garrison's Blog

Raised beds, the second part, sort of

I know it hasn't really been that long since I last posted, but it seems like so much has happened. For one thing, it's unnaturallywarm and sunny out, which makes me dread summer for the first time in my life. If MARCH is like this, what does the normally oppressive July-August season hold for us? Summer is my favorite time of year, hands down, despite our Carolina weather, but this summer in late…

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Posted on March 16, 2012 at 4:16pm

I didn't poop my pants

This is not the first time I have said this recently, but I haven't said it here. Raccoons scare the bejeezus out of me. I have nightmares about raccoons. I don't like going to the barn or near the trashcans after dark because I know they are just waiting for me. If you are one of the mistaken many who think they are furry, adorable, fish eating little bandits, or who felt sorry for the beasts in Where the Red Fern Grows, listen to…

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Posted on February 27, 2012 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Spring was Here

Roasted veggies tonight!

I spent a good bit of the last two days out in the backyard, prepping for planting. In short sleeves. It was gorgeous. The kind of weather that people who work outdoors know is the harbinger of…

Continue

Posted on February 19, 2012 at 8:08pm

Ten Fingers, Ten Toes, Part the First

I hate using power tools. I would rather spend six times longer doing something with a hammer and a chisel than whip out a router. I don't mind the endless monotony of a simple screwdriver. Staple guns scare the bejeezus out of me. But I draw the line at handsaws. One of the few handy things I dislike more than power tools in general, is the handsaw. I can't use one efficiently or neatly to save my life. My cuts are ragged and jagged and look much like I'm in training for a role in a slasher…

Continue

Posted on February 11, 2012 at 6:35pm — 3 Comments

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