Sunday, April 17, 2011

Revolutionary Happenings Brewing

After years of nagging Dave about our backyard--what's the point of all the grass? no one uses it but the chickens and the dog and cats--why not put in gardens for food?--his desire to do "something different" has converged with the recent push among people to grow their own food. Thanks to "On Point" on the radio, Dave is listening to an interview with a guy who lives on Vashon Island and he's decided that this is for us. I work this summer in Alaska and then start ripping up the yard next winter. Next spring, the gardens go in. Happy chickens, happy vegetables, happy me. I'm so excited!

Now if I could only have that milk cow....

3 comments:

MilkMaid09 said...

Yay! What is it about husbands and gardens? It's like pulling teeth to get The husband to go get the tiller for me from down the road at his grandparent's place (it's heavy-duty and prolly weighs more than me).
Have fun in Alaska - we have relatives working there now too. Fascinating place.
Milk cows are great, tho we have about 80 of them, haha. (when the time comes - go Jersey!) They're so docile and relaxing to watch out in the pasture.

homehum said...

Do you know about sheet mulching? It's a less labor intensive way to convert lawn to garden beds. One of the benefits of sheet mulching is that it doesn't disturb the fragile soil eco-system. If you sheet mulch in the fall, your garden beds will be ready to plant by spring.

Kitchen Mama said...

I didn't know about sheet mulching so I'm off to do some research on it. We don't have the nicest of soil but I'm working on a compost pile to help with that. Thanks for the suggestion!