And Now to Next Year.
No sooner has the garden been put to bed, most gardeners are already thinking about next year.read more
Celeste Longacre has been growing virtually all of her family’s vegetables for the entire year for over 30 years. She cans, she freezes, she dries, she ferments & she root cellars. She also has chickens. Celeste has also enjoyed a longtime relationship with The Old Farmer’s Almanac as their astrologer. Her new book, "Celeste's Garden Delights," is now available!
Ah, fall! The air turns crisp, the days get remarkably short and the leaves fall off of the trees. With the pantry, root cellar and freezer full to bursting with preserved harvest, it’s time to put the garden to bed.read more
Few flavorings rival garlic. It’s pungent, exotic, powerful and scrumptious. Fabled uses of the stuff also include the warding off of vampires and the cure for what ails you. Historically, many serfs were forced to grow it as the King demanded it for taxes. Garlic has been a mainstay of most households for a long, long time.read more
Cold. It’s a constant here in the north. Oh, there may be those few wistful balmy evenings in July or August (okay, so it does sometimes get hot), but most of the time here, at night, it’s cold. Plus, for almost all of the fall, winter and spring, days and nights are chilly if not downright frigid. Our ancestors knew this and they utilized this fact of Mother Nature for self-preservation—they had root cellars.read more