It’s an amazing time of the year when all gardener’s hard work comes to fruition in the the form of food! I can’t describe how thankful I am that we have an acreage with plentiful enough land to be able to expand our garden year after year. Keeping up with the weeds, the slugs, and (yay!) the harvest is ever challenging. We are blessed with good friends and neighbours who have farmed their land for years and so are a wealth of expertise and knowledge of which they are always willing to share.
We’ve been growing a strain of garlic for 3 years running now and with fabulous success. It originally came from our friends at Gidora’s Garden who live a half hour up the highway from us. The strain was produced by them and is called Kostyn’s Red Russian. They grow thousands of garlic plants in addition to multitudes of fruit and vegetables and have chickens as well. If you would like to know more about them check out their blogsite at http://gidorasgarden.com/ . They are truly stewards of the land.
Here on our homestead we are constantly working toward being as self-sustaining as possible. We grow as much food as we can, have a horse for manure for our garden, prepare and preserve our own wholesome foods, and of course run our home-based business. There is always a plethora of projects for home, garden, and business which need doing and I’ve come to realize that is just the way life is. When I look around at the beauty and abundance of food growing in our garden, I know we are very lucky to actually have so many projects which need doing!
I love this messy life, where everything and nothing is getting done. So long as we are always doing things in our garden, our home, and our business which are practical, sustainable, and good for the earth, then hey, it’s all good!