Mission Accomplished: Sauerkraut!

I did it! I overcame my inability to grow cabbage AND ended up with a successful, delicious batch of sauerkraut! And it only took me eight months! Maybe I just needed to be patient, because my cabbage actually headed up this year. I started the seeds indoors in March and transplanted them out in May. I’m estimating that the biggest…

Introducing Wyatt and his new dog bed!

This post is double awesome, because not only do I get to show off something I made, but it gives me an excuse to introduce our new puppy, Wyatt, and talk a little bit about where he came from and how we got him. Wyatt’s a “Georgia Peach” puppy, meaning we adopted him from a puppy rescue that some of my…

Matt’s apron

Matt’s been asking me to make him an apron ever since he bought me my sewing machine (last Christmas). Everytime I finish a project, he says, “Are you going to make me my apron next?”.  I have been making stuff for myself… and everyone besides Matt. Once I finished Declan’s hat, I knew I better put Matt’s apron in the…

Huck Finn Cap

I am welcoming the end of gardening season, because it means that I don’t have to feel bad about staying inside and sewing now! My first sewing project in a while was for my friend’s kid, Declan, who just turned two. For his birthday, I decided to make him the Huck Finn Cap by Sew Liberated. I bought the pattern and…

Braiding Garlic

Okay, so I harvested my garlic about a month ago. Curing only takes about 2-3 weeks, so my garlic is sure to be well cured by now. Now it’s time for braiding! One quick note before we begin. I learned a lesson about curing garlic this year. In past years, I have always hung my garlic on string to cure.…

Canning Season!

Without even realizing it, and due to my little urban farm, I have adopted the age old farmer’s routine. Spring and Summer are the planting and growing season and late Summer/early Fall mark the time for harvesting and preserving. Fortunately for me, I like this kind of structure and dependable repetition, so it suits me just fine. I preserve food…

Mustard Green and Potato Casserole

We have been harvesting tons of food. Okay, well not literal tons, but I have been keeping track and as of today, we have harvested over 100 lbs. of food! That sounds like quite a bit, right? Don’t worry though, we’ve been sharing. In fact, here is a little recipe and photo story about just that. A lot of the…

Harvesting Garlic

Matt and I love garlic. We put it in everything. Last year I grew garlic for the first time and cured it in the basement for a couple of weeks and then made a braid of about 13 of the heads. I then hung the braid on my baker’s rack, thinking it would last us awhile. We went through it…

Ode to Summer Stir-Fry

Oh Stir-fry. You are this gardener’s staple meal. I don’t think I made a lot of stir-fry before I grew my own vegetables. Now I make it a lot in the Summer, because I can throw whatever I have ready in the garden, into the wok, and end up with an amazing meal full of the fresh-from-the-garden flavor! The star…

Farmy photo shoot!

I am usually the one taking the pictures, so I am rarely in them. That said, I am so excited to have some pictures of myself doing the things I love; working in the garden and in my sewing room. Thank you to Amy Kiel of Amy Kiel Photography for coming over on a sprinkly Seattle day to photograph me in…