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Saturdays in the Garden: Completing Tomato Seed Saving

Don’t you wonder who the first person was to discover that letting something sit and ferment can be a good thing?  Even for organic gardening, where it’s common to play in the dirt and appreciate microorganisms, this seed saving method seems pretty gross. We told you last week about our beginning efforts to save tomato […]

Continue Reading By on September 13, 2014 in agriculture, garden, organic, seeds

Proud Heirloom Tomato Picking

I had promised Organic Cherry Sweetie tomatoes for dinner at my neighbor’s house, knowing they’d look pretty.To my surprise during picking, I also found my first, perfect Cherokee purple heirloom tomato, free of blossom rot.  I was so proud, I presented the tomato, intact, as a gift to my dinner hostess. I love how the […]

Continue Reading By on July 21, 2012 in agriculture, heirloom, organic

Family Farm Produces Heirloom Foods

Leaf Myczack’s hands are those of a farmer.  Not one who spends most of his time in the air conditioned cab of an oversized tractor.  But one who needs no gloves to pick a small patch of fresh strawberries.  One who crafts many of his own custom tools for small-scale farming.  One who appreciates the […]

Continue Reading By on May 7, 2012 in agriculture, farm, food

Family Heirloom Quilt

Have you ever found a new bedcover as comforting as an old quilt?  I haven’t.  The soft cotton fabric, intricate texture and moderate weight make a quilt the timeless classic that often goes unappreciated in a household. My sweet mother-in-law told me she regretted using this pretty quilt until it showed wear.  She and my father-in-law received it […]

Continue Reading By on March 17, 2011 in antique, grandparents, quilt, sew, with our own hands