Tuesday at Rock Bottom Homestead

The ‘great tucking in’ is underway around here. The leaves are dying back or falling off (in many cases, in one fell swoop!). We’ve spent a little time trying to glean out the last of the garden – Fall Raspberries, Wonderberries, dry Vermont Cranberry Beans, Calendula, Herbs, and collecting some seeds (Echinacea, Common Milkweed, BlackContinue reading “Tuesday at Rock Bottom Homestead”

What Happens on Tuesday?

Likely the same or similar as last Tuesday with some subtle variations. Today, Josh is finishing the deconstruction of our ‘Snug’ or ‘Jimmy Jazz’ as the little additional room to the studio is called. We keep our tv and spare modular couch (with an extra foam topper for guests!) in there with a couple ofContinue reading “What Happens on Tuesday?”

Another Tuesday: Things We’re Up To

We were pleased to check out the Keynotes for the Common Ground Fair this year. They were nice (though, to be honest, I was a little disappointed in the online content this year when last year was amazing! First year we got to see a lot of the events since we weren’t wandering around theContinue reading “Another Tuesday: Things We’re Up To”

Tuesday on the Homestead

There is a moment when our cultivation feels positive – a flush of growth – flowers, beans, herbs, and nightshades: tomatoes, tomatillos, husk cherries, wonderberries, peppers, eggplants (no potatoes this year, can you believe it? I love growing potatoes but couldn’t do it this year), grapes, blackberries, and apples. Despite the weather (so dry inContinue reading “Tuesday on the Homestead”

Happenings on a Tuesday

I don’t know if it was the lack of Winter or the lack of Spring (type weather) that makes this Summer feel like it’s flying – I can’t believe it’s Goldenrod-time already! We do a lot of time-by-seasonal-shifts: there is crocus-time, dragonfly-time (Josh’s favorite as they dip and dive over our rolling little hill afterContinue reading “Happenings on a Tuesday”