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

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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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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