Archive of ‘2014 Vegetable Garden’ category

65 Recipes for Using and Preserving Green Tomatoes

| 2014 Vegetable Garden, food preservation, frugal, garden, In the Kitchen, misc. recipes, tomatoes

green tomato

Once the first hard frost hits, the tomato season is officially over. Here are 65 recipes for how to use, cook, fry, can, and preserve GREEN tomatoes that you pick the day before your first first! Whelp. It’s official. The 2014 Tomato Season is all wrapped up here at Reformation Acres. Considering how cool and wet […] Read more…


~The Gardens in July {2014}~

| 2014 Vegetable Garden, In the Garden

August 5 KG

{July 1st}    {August 4th} After an abysmal June garden report, I’m back to check in with you all and show you how the gardens did last month. I promise, I’ll try not to be quite as depressing. Well it would seem things are coming along, I suppose. At least visually and Green-Growth-Wise. My problem is, […] Read more…


~The Gardens in June {2014}~

| 2014 Vegetable Garden, In the Garden


{The Kitchen Garden} {June 1st} {July 1st} Please don’t laugh. Lord willing, I’m going to look back on these posts in a couple years and laugh myself about how deplorable our conditions are we’re trying to work with here. Surely, we’ll get better at this?! But in the meantime, please don’t laugh at my gardens. I’m […] Read more…


~Today in the Garden~

| 2014 Vegetable Garden, Mulch Gardening


I remember this time of the gardening season. After seed sowing, before the harvest, not quite the calm before the storm. With a larger space to manage this year (x’s 8!), it’s taking me a little longer to get to that calm before the storm point though. That’s where those first post-sowing weeds are all […] Read more…


~The Gardens in May {2014}~

| 2014 Vegetable Garden, garden, In the Garden


  Don’t let that pretty little photo of sunshiny, backlit peas fool you. May was a depressing month to be in our gardens. The first real month into the 2014 growing year and already we’ve had 5 crop failures. Yep, I said FIVE! 1.) Spinach 2.) Lettuce 3.) Radishes 4.) Peas 5.) Potatoes Is that everything? […] Read more…


~March on the Homestead~

| 2014 Vegetable Garden, babies, celebrations, In the Barnyard, In the Garden, orchard, Pigs, seedlings

Large Black Hogs-17

This year March on the homestead wasn’t nearly as sweet as it was last year. It had its exciting moments to be sure, but this time a year ago we were guzzling down homemade maple syrup like there was no tomorrow! And the absence of all that goodness has been keenly missed. March was full […] Read more…


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