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

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama, Fill in the Blank
Fill in the blank:
Slightly scattered but most happy when working in the garden
A bit about me:
I grow organic vegetables, berries and herbs and my husband, Mark, is in charge of the organic orchard. Ornamental gardens provide a change of interest and help recharge our spirits. At Smiling Dog Acres, just under 3 acres of land surrounded by farm fields, we also raise our pack of rescued canines that comprise the rest of our family.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Last night I sauted onions, home grown garlic, tomatoes, okra, oregano, squash, and green beans and served them over noodles.
Currently reading:
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
Currently listening to:
The corn blowing in the hot summer breeze....and the singing of the birds!
My latest DIY project:
constructing barriers around my flower beds using fallen branches and sturdy sticks; also making fences from crepe myrtle poles...I'm working up to making a tipi!

I'm also trying to figure the best way to construct some drying/storage boxes from pallets that will be reinforced with hardware cloth so that mice and other critters won't be able to get to the squash, potatoes, fruit or other goodies stored inside.
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