May 30, 2013

Giving away my secrets // Fargo Herbs


I know how to shop, and I know all the good places for deals, so why not share my secrets with everyone?! Today, we went to a greenhouse on a country road, just south Marengo, Ohio. My mom starting taking me here maybe 10 years ago. It's the most charming little schoolhouse that has been transformed into an antique shop and outside is the greenhouse. They have lots of Varieties of herbs at very reasonable prices. Most of their herbs are about $3. They have lots of different things you don't see everywhere, variegated varieties galore. Well worth the drive, in my opinion. This is the second time this year I have been there thus far.

Fargo Herbs 
4140 County Road 15
Marengo, Ohio

Thurs-Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 12-5pm

May 21, 2013

A Day at grandma's farm// Harvest

The days are hot, and the nights are now warm too, which means lots of time outside. We have been enjoying the sun and light as much as possible. Here's what we have been doing.

 This is Grandma, and She's the one with the farm

 Our sassy 2 year old farmer
 First radish harvest of the season

The country sky; pure, raw, silent, but full of sound and life

May 13, 2013

Welcome to Grandma's farm

We have also been getting our hands in the soil at grandma's farm. A newly restored 10 acre farm in the heart of Ohio. A nap-length {for a toddler, not myself, I don't have auto-pilot} car ride from home. Grandma knows lots about gardening, and is teaching us all she knows, now that we have ears that listen {She has been a gardener my whole life, but I've only taken interest in the last few years}.

{A found nest, and a found egg}

We are using a Ruth Stout form of gardening {Watch this awesome video, this lady is a genius}, laying down cardboard, right over the grass. Then a layer of old stale manure from the big red barn floor, followed by soil that is being removed around their house for grading purposes. Plants and seeds were added to soil, and then grass was collected from the yard using a grass collector. Around the barns, beds were created by removing the top soil, then planted.

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May 12, 2013

There is no walking, only running

Late in the evening, this mother's day, we went to a local metro garden. I mainly wanted to tire her out, so that bedtime would be early. This child of mine, she has more energy than most I'm positive, because at 2 1/2 running is her only option. This makes capturing any moment impossible, and I am hopeful that I'm even getting her in the frame, but, we are making memories.








May 11, 2013

Growing where you are planted






We have been reading and learning all about planting and growing. We now have a hoop house, that is really starting to {take root}. All of our cold weather vegetables are in the soil and growing wonderfully. I got a little bit of a late start with starting some tomatoes and peppers from seed {the first time I have tried either from seed}, but they are now officially growing. We even have boots to prove we are real farmers{haha}. It has been fun observing the creative mind of a 2 1/2 year old in nature, watching, learning, growing.

It's wonderful to know that there is so much to learn, right in our own backyard.

May 9, 2013

I now own a camera

That's right folks, I now have in my possession a real life camera, for picture takin'. I know you are all thinking, "wow it's 2013, who doesn't have a camera?!" This kid, right here (well, until now!) Therefore I will try to be a blogger. I know, I've said that before, but for reals this time. No more awful phone pictures. I don't have an excuse. So follow this crazy train, headed to fun places. Below you will see visual proof of this new picture taking device.



swing with daddy