Tags: CSA, Farm to Table, Luckett Farms
This is a bit random, but I wanted to post a review of Luckett Farms, the local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) that we joined this summer. Several of my friends participate, and had posted on Facebook how much they enjoy the produce so I decided to give it a try. I was a bit disappointed that I couldn’t find any reviews or photos before I bought a share though, so took some photos and weighed the produce to satisfy my curiosity, and am posting it because I can’t be the only person who wants to know this information. 🙂 The photos aren’t the greatest, since I snapped them with my cell phone as I was processing the veggies, but bad photos are better than no photos 🙂 I have the first three boxes photographed, weighed, and price compared below, and will update it to add the remaining 5 boxes as the summer progresses. Week 1: My first box contained: Continue Reading Luckett Farms CSA in Baton Rouge, LA…
Tags: garden, newspaper seed starter pots
In December my family moved from a small 2 bedroom apartment into a 3 bedroom house on 1/2 an acre. I was thrilled to finally have a yard, and had just enough time to get seeds started for a summer garden. Being the cheap person that I am, I decided to make my own seed starter pots from newspaper. Since buying a $30 gadget to make my own newspaper pots hardly seems cost effective, I used a toilet paper tube as my mold.
Tags: container gardening, urban farming apartment
Nothing tastes better than fresh food (as in, I picked that 45 minutes ago and now we are eating it.) Growing your own food isn’t too hard, but I live in an apartment. Our land lady let me plant a raised bed garden behind our apartment a few years ago, but the ground has been sprayed with herbicides for 30+ years, and the veggies were awful. So, I searched the web for tips on container gardening, and put my hodge podge collection of containers to work… Continue Reading Container gardening (at an apartment)…
Tags: field trip, vintage clip art
I am in the process of moving. Well, may I amend that to say that I have 1/2 of my house packed into boxes, and am pretty sure that we will be moving soon. (yeah….maybe I jumped the gun a bit on the packing….) Anyways, most of my craft supplies are in boxes, so it may be a little while before I am able to post a new project. And lately I have been spending most of my time sorting through the myriad amounts of junk that we have accumulated over the last 5 years.
We went on a field trip to the LSU Rural Life Museum in Baton Rouge, LA. Having been to similar places in Georgia, Florida, and Arkansas, I have to say that I was a little disappointed. There were tons of buildings, but they were just sitting there with ropes blocking everything off, and the field trip guide really didn’t explain anything beside the basic facts. If you were to go on your own, the only signs labeled the buildings, and maybe provided a few sentences of information. There were several building that we walked into, but nothing too interesting. If you have been anywhere similar I wouldn’t bother going.
I thought the moss on the fence was interesting, and the photo below shows bullet holes in the building where the original homeowners were murdered 100 or so years ago.
I also thought that the art on the wall in the school house would be of interest to someone. There are all sorts of things that you can do with vintage graphics, although I’m not sure about the copyright information on this. Everything was supposed to be around 150 years old, so I am assuming that it is in the public domain at this point. Here is a cleaned up version, followed the photo I took (in an unlit building with my $20 yard sale find camera.) I also really cleaned up the frog, because I like frogs, and think that he would be cute on a little bag. My son is turning 5 in April, and I plan on making a few neat things for his birthday party so the frog will defiantly get used. I wish the alligator was whole – it would have been cute too.
My wonderful husband built me this raised garden last week, and today my father in law used his truck to pick up the dirt and peat moss to fill it. My Mom usually had a large garden when I was living at home, and I am so excited to try my hand at it. The sugar snap peas are only a little over a week old, and they are huge! I think I’m going to get a small trellis and lean them against the wall so that they can climb, since the pole in the middle isn’t doing much for them.
I hope everything grows, it will be nice to be able to just pick a salad for lunch 🙂 The onions are there by mistake – my son thinks that they are toys, and must have slipped a few into the potting soil when I was planting the snap peas a few weeks ago. When I opened the bag today there were two thriving onion plants poking through the soil. I’m hoping nothing important ended up in there!