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

Garden Cleaning and Harvest

Hello garden gals and guys! The heat of summer combined with the excessive rains have stalled my garden. Yes, I know, sad. So this past weekend I decided to get out there and do a little bit of clean up.I started with the raised bed.  I had a cucumber plant, one...

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Thanks Shallot

Hello garden gals and guys!I've got a joke for you: what's small, white and laughs a lot?A tickled onion!Can you guess what this week's post is about? That's right, onions. Shallots to be more specific.  My shallots were finally ready to be harvested. ...

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How to Preserve Your Peaches

Hello garden gals and guys! I'm feelin' peachy keen today.Why?I'm glad you asked.The Georgia Peach truck made another stop through Maryland! I got another box of that juicy sweet goodness to preserve for the winter.Okay, I confess.  I hate canning.  It's not...

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The Broccoli Chronicles

Hello garden gals and guys! Well, this past weekend was a pretty wet one, but I managed to get a small harvest in between the rain drops.Harvests are not why I am writing today's post, though. It's broccoli.  More specifically, cabbage worms.  *deep sigh*I...

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Short and Sweet

Hello garden gals and guys! Things are growing well in my garden but there's not much to report on while I wait for things to ripen.I planted some beans so that I can get a nice late summer harvest.  My shallots look like they may be ready for harvest soon,...

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As the Garden Grows

Hello garden gals and guys! How's your summer growin' so far? I could tell you how things are growin' here, but I'd rather show you with pictures.  So come on in the garden with me.A month in the garden makes a LOT of difference.  Here's my little backyard...

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Brown Tomato Bottoms and How To Treat Them

Imagine this scenario: you're growing tomatoes and everything is looking great.  Your little plant has lots of fruit.  You sit and admire them.Then one day you check on a tomato that was getting ripe and notice the bottom is brown.You gasp.You get mad. ...

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The Joys and Pains of Gardening

Hello garden gals and guys!This weekend was a relaxing one.  Well, mostly.I was out gardening early in the morning getting chores done before the sun got too high in the sky.  The chickens were running. The birds were chirping.  Total happy place...

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The Great Garlic Scape

Hello garden gals and guys!I've got a little guessing game for you today. Do you know what these are?Here's a close-up so you can get a better look:My lovely cousin, Shelly, sent me a text the other day with a photo she took and asked me what they were.  She...

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