Weekend Projects

| January 20, 2015

The weather here, at our little homestead, was quite phenomenal all weekend long. We’re talking about sunny days with temperatures in the 40s. The sun lured us out of our blanket cocoons to do some much needed garden work! The apple trees were our very first task. Right now is one of the best times […]

Garden Redesign!

| January 15, 2015

As we sat down this past weekend to begin planning out our garden, it occurred to us that the way we had been growing was super inefficient. We had paths everywhere and medium sized beds mixed with small 2 foot by 2 foot beds and so forth. Plus we hadn’t really documented where we had […]

Goodbye 2014

| January 5, 2015

Hello All! After a 6 month hiatus from blogging we’re back. 2014 was a busy year for us and we just didn’t take to the time to put blogging at the top of our queue. Sorry about that folks. So, here’s a little list of what DID happen at Sheltering Woods last year. 1. Increased […]

Garden Update: 7-10-14

| July 10, 2014

It’s been a while since we’ve done a proper garden update. As you can imagine, all things green have boomed with early summer rains, weeds included! Lots of time has been spent pulling unwanted plants, putting in new crops as spots open up, adding new beds for flowers and veggies, and enjoying our hard work. […]

What’s Growing At Sheltering Woods – 5-29-14

| May 29, 2014

Things have really greened up and exploded here at Sheltering Woods during the month of May. We have been super busy planting and mulching and dealing with the everyday. Our purple kohlrabi is really doing well this year! We leave the clover there since it fixes nitrogen into the soil. We didn’t get much last […]

What’s Growing At Sheltering Woods – 5-7-14

| May 7, 2014

We are going to get into the habit of doing posts where we show progress on almost all the things we have planted for the season. We have quite a bit growing at the moment, however, the spring season seems to be off to a slow start. I am blaming the long winter, cool soil […]

Garden Expansion – East Side

| May 1, 2014

Last night I worked outside after work for about 3 hours until dinner time expanding our main garden on the east side. Despite it being cold, wet and miserable the past week or so, once I got working I warmed right up! We’re planning to plant our sweet peas there (probably tonight) along the fence, […]

Mulching In Hot Weather

| July 17, 2013

Now that July has bared its toasty teeth one of the most important things your plants need is ground moisture. When temps are in the 90s or higher, most plants will do most of their growing if given enough water, but this is also when water evaporates the quickest. In fact, you can see water […]

Garden 2013: Update #3

| July 15, 2013

It is now mid July as well as time for another garden update. Everything is growing pretty well. Sunflowers are gorgeous, squash and cucumbers are doing well, tomatoes and peppers are ripening, beans and peas are ready to eat, and much more! The only downside we’ve had is that our tomatoes and potatoes have gotten […]

Victory Garden

| July 11, 2013

I have always had at least one garden in my life since I was born, whether it be my parents’ or grandparents’. My paternal grandparents were farmers, and my maternal grandparents always had a lavish floral and produce garden (but also grew up on farms when they were young). I like to think that gardening […]