07/30/2017 TimberGardener

The first year of the Timber Garden, my parents asked me how many peas I had planted.  ‘Oh, almost a full bed,’ I said.  They laughed.  A month later I was furiously picking peas every day. Peas are prolific, but any pea grower experiences a sense of loss looking at…

03/13/2016 TimberGardener

Last summer Toby’s brother in Ohio grew a bumper crop of butternut squash. We are talking hundreds of awesome squashes, piled in the basement to cure. When his Dad drove out to visit in January he delivered a giant sack of them, like he was the Santa Claus of squash….

02/20/2016 TimberGardener

Hoarding food is a fun new activity we’ve gotten into. It started last summer when we took turns obsessively canning, freezing, or drying everything we harvested from the garden. I am embarrassed to say I had never canned anything before the summer of 2015! I had helped family in the…