The other day I cooked some of the pinto beans that I grew this summer. Let me just suggest to you to grow your own. DELICIOUS. I mean it.
The family is currently in transition into a new hood. Farm and all. Just a jump over to the east side of town, it should be very interesting. I, we, live in a pretty small place right now, smaller than yours probably, 900 sq. ft. Comfortably. The new adventure chops off 300 of those sq. ft. and involves solar power and a very large hi-fi. And some of you thought I was crazy already! A new farm space, a new adventure awaits us all next season.
With gardening, it seems as if there are fifty sides of the coin sometimes. The longer I do this, the more things I learn about the delicate dance with time and nature. There alone are 100 things to think about. One thing I’ve learned this season is “post-production”. For instance, we grew pumpkins this year, some for carving, some for pie. Seeds planted, thunderstorms three times a week, pestilence, etc. etc…now what? So I picked them when the plant was almost dead. I noticed that the stem boring grub also likes to chow into the face as well. Now, I’m throwing pumpkins into the compost daily because of it. Lesson learned I guess, pick them sooner, deal with the bugs. Also, when you rely on mother nature nothing is a given.