The Swathe of Spring Seeds & Seedlings

I said I wasn't going to grow potatoes this season because I didn't have the space or inclination , but then I read one of those articles about the most pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables and potatoes are one of them... So, I bought just a small bag of Agria seed potatoes; 5 to be precise,…

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Pickle Gets in a Pickle But There Aren’t Any Pickles in The Garden Yet

Things have been plodding along slowly here while I've been recovering, but I'm doing a lot better now. Naturally, at least one chicken had to come up with some sort of illness too. Annie developed bumblefoot , then Pickle got in a pickle. She was looking sorry for herself and when she turned around I…

A ‘Long’ Harvest

You never know what you're going to pull out of the vege garden sometimes.┬áThe other day, I pulled out a parsnip, with quite some amount of effort. It really outdid itself, this one, reaching 47cm (18.5in) long! But in the same bed, I also pulled out this one, which evidently had an awkward life, and…

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Much has been going on at Twiglet Homestead. There has been plenty to write about but not much chance to do so. We've had the good (things that have gone well), the bad (things that have not gone well but have gotten better) and the ugly (things that have spiraled downward towards a black hole).…