Hoop Day

Sometimes the best part of the week is remembering what happened last week.   var gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol) ? “https://ssl.” : “http://www.”);document.write(unescape(“%3Cscript src=’” + gaJsHost + “google-analytics.com/ga.js’ type=’text/javascript’%3E%3C/script%3E”));var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker(“UA-xxxxxx-x”);pageTracker._trackPageview(); We’ve been living on the farm full time for a year now and as I’ve told several people there are only a…

This is Spring?

Spring arrived in a most unusual way this year in Oklahoma.  Friday the temperature was about 70F, then on Saturday the snow began and what I’d estimate was about seven inches fell. It didn’t stick around long and today only a few traces in dark shadowed places remained.   I don’t think I’ve seen so…

The wild side of Spring

My sister has jonquils blooming.   Jan over at Hungry Holler has daffies up.   It’s spring! As soon as it gets dark here on the farm all three dogs go batshit crazy.  Barking and howling lasts for hours.   It’s spring.   The wild pigs are back.   eta: a gazillion baby mosquitoes hatched today.  commence slathering. Mvar…

Getting Down and Dirty

This past week Chris and I were busy stepping up 1600 small lavender plants into four-inch pots that will be sold at the spring herb festivals and the farmers market. It’s dirty work and while potting the first half of the plants we managed to stay snug and warm inside the greenhouse, which is your…

Porter Peaches – a pre-spring giveaway! – contest over!

With warm weather around the corner and preparations being made to begin another season at the farmers market, I’m jonesing for fresh fruit and veggies. I’m tired of grocery store produce that was picked who-knows-when.  I’m ready for the good stuff.  Corn from Bixby, tomatoes and peppers from Oaks, asparagus, watermelon, blue berries…and Porter Peaches. …