An urban micro farm experiment. Adventures in trying to live a simple life.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
A little night canning.
It takes about 3 hours to go from tomato to canned sauce. The temperature is about a million degrees (just kidding, ha!) and the humidity is grim. It's been hot like this since the dawn of time (just kidding again, ha! ha!), but things just have to get done. My tomato plants are a disaster which means that I won't be getting a bumper crop so I have to grab what I have when I get them. Those tomatoes made 8 pints. I don't want to sound like a person who grumbles, but this summer has been a near bust. Too hot, too humid, too much rain, too much rain IN my basement, too many mosquitoes -- I'm just glad that I'm not alone. It's the talk around the old water cooler this summer. Misery.
In historical order: printmaker, typographer, graphic designer, semi-professional handbell musician, radical minimalist and self-sustaining urban micro farmer and a collector of mid-century objects d'art.
The question is: can I turn the backyard of my home into an urban micro farm?
The verdict is still to come but through much planning, hard work and blissful ignorance, it definitely seems like a good possibility!
2009 was the official start of Daisy Farm.
The purpose of this blog is to serve as my written record of how things are going, a little history and perhaps some miscellaneous ramblings that might crop up while I'm waiting for something else to do in the garden.