A New Year, A New Garden

I am so excited to welcome a new author – a fresh voice – to this blog! Dan Christina, assistant grounds manager and vegetable gardener has a deeper connection to Blithewold than most can boast. He grew up a hop-skip away – close enough to enjoy the property like an extension of his own tiny […]

Compost happens

There is definitely something to be said for the fruits of the fall garden clean-up labor: As the bumper sticker puts it, “Compost Happens”. We have been chipping away at the gardens adding more and more debris to the Mother of All piles. At home my compost scares me a little. I can work for […]

On grazing

I have come to the realization – as I think I do every year – that there is nothing better in this world than feasting on the garden’s harvest. But I think the critters have it right – there are some things that taste infinitely better in the garden than out of it. I don’t […]