Fat Earth Backyard Farm Blog

“Just because people are fat, it doesn’t mean they are well fed. The cheapest foods are the fattening ones, not the most nourishing.” — Fannie Lou Hamer

It’s Time to Get Growin’!

Hello garden gals and guys! This past weekend I was FINALLY able to get the Fat Earth Backyard Farm started! Also got some flowers planted as well, but since I love my veggies, they get top billing! Let's dig in!  I'm still letting my garden cage rest, so I will be...

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Urban Farming on the Southside of Chicago

Hello garden gals and guys! Welcome back to Fat Earth! I've got a special treat in store for you today! If you think you can't garden because you live in the city and have a small yard, think again! Matthew lives on the southside of Chicago and he is growin' it up!...

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Quick Growing Tips: Fat Earth’s New Series!

Hello garden gals and guys! I'm back! I hope you missed me as much as I missed you! I pray  everyone is in good health and staying safe during these crazy times. I don't want to dwell on this corona virus at all because we are inundated with talk about it at every...

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Driveway Demo, Flower Beds, and The Almost Demise of My Thumb

Hello garden gals and guys! There's been a lot goin' on here at the Fat Earth Backyard Farm so let's just get right to it.BGE has been in our neighborhood since June digging up roads, sidewalks, and driveways to replace the gas lines in our neighborhood.  They...

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Mouth-Watering Maters and Eager Eggplant

Hello garden gals and guys! Happy August! I cannot believe how quickly the summer is passing.My tomatoes are finally ripening and I'm enjoying every one of them. Nothing puts a smile on my face quicker than a vine-ripened tomato. Here I am with two Brandywine tomatoes...

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Peaches, Swings, and Historic Things

Hello garden gals and guys! I have been really enjoying my backyard this season.  Having a swing back there to sit on just makes it so relaxing.What's that? You didn't know I got a swing. I sure did! It's from Walmart and I've had my eye on it since May. It went...

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The Taming of the Shrub

Hello garden gals and guys! Did you survive the heatwave? I did...barely. My hens survived, too. I gave them lots of cold watermelon and frozen berries to snack on.  They stayed under the shade of my neighbor's tree that hangs over my fence and did a lot of dust...

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Happy July!

Hello garden gals and guys!Yes, I know...I haven't written anything since March. However, I am not sure anyone even reads this blog so I've cut way back on my posts. But I'm still here and still growing food, so I'd thought I'd check in, just in case anyone does read...

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Hello, world! I’m baaaaaack!

Hello garden gals and guys!It's been almost eight months. Did you miss me?I didn't have plans to start blogging until April.  However, Facebook has this thing where it shows you old posts and it made me want to get back here and clear the cobwebs.  Here is...

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