When one weed wants to take over the garden, and that weed (the cocklebur) has an arsenal of crafty tactics built into its very nature, it’s time to take action.
Cool farm tools, a new little helper, and friends who share ideas and the land contribute to the momentum making this year look quite promising for my garden.
Some urban and suburban people who move to the country file complaints against existing farming operations. If one comes your way, your state’s law might protect you.
Spring is here—kind of—and the time to get in the garden is close. How close? It’s hard to tell, but that’s where intuition mixes with science and research to make farming an art.
A recent Twitter exchange involved several definitions of “real” farmers. It showed me that some people obviously don’t understand what we do or why.
Kentucky women recently gathered to explore how their relationships to land, food and agriculture support identity and autonomy, but the get-together quickly revealed bonds that transcend all differences.
I say neither. Experience is crucial, but instructional materials as well as memoirs provide a necessary supplement for those breaking into agriculture.
We wanted a greenhouse, but creating that big of a structure doesn’t fit with our terrain, so we built a cold frame near the house to start seeds for this year’s garden.