It seems this year we are stuck in the in between, the transition time. As I look out my office window today, it certainly appears to be autumn, but as I walk down the lane towards the lower end of campus, I am reminded that summer’s hot and sweaty hands haven’t completely relinquished their grip.
Even though we are almost midway into October, the temps here in Eastern Kentucky are still bringing on some hot weather. While some of our gardeners did grow Fall gardens, we haven't heard much from others. Many have been requesting ground cover and we have been doing a lot of soil samples for preparation for
We have had such an amazing season. However we never did get back to in-person meetings but we got to speak to all our members through distributions and farm visits. Our first distribution was set for Feb. 11th but didn't happen until March 1st because of ice storms and flooding. We finally got things started
My father had always had a garden, ever since I was big enough to remember. When I was little, we all helped some in planting, harvesting, etc., but I was truly never interested in growing vegetables or preserving anything. I always hated having to get out there and help and on more than one occasion
Many Hands Make Light Work Sometimes work on the farm or your garden can seem overwhelming, with tasks piling on one another, especially near the end of a long, hot summer season. In times like this, it's always helpful to have a few extra hands around to make the workload a little lighter!
The Days Go By Slowly, but the Years Go By Fast. When people say time flies, believe them. The older I get the more I realize that time really does fly by. We're already at the end of our garden season and it's October of 2021. Harvest time is here and we're bringing in
As we patiently await the outcome of our proposal for 2022, we reflect back on this year as it has seemingly flown by again. Our journey started with 44 gardeners and only had 1 that did not participate. We felt she had a really good reason since she fell and broke her knee caps.
By: Tanya Begley And just like that, fall has arrived. We feel the change in the air. The emptying fields starting to become more noticeable. We witness September come to its beautiful end, and begin to say goodbye to our fruitful, and blessed gardens, crops, and yields. Most of the canning is done. All to
As the harvest begins winding down, we begin looking for ways to capture the taste of a summer garden all year long. One of the most tried and true ways of preservation is canning, either by pressure or water bathing. Canning is becoming increasingly more popular since the pandemic with the return to our