Monday, April 30, 2012

Old McSharpley had a farm.....

♫♪♫Old McSharpley had a farm ♫♪♫.....
♫♪♫♪ eee i eee i oh ♫♪♫...
♫♪♫And on his farm he grew..........

Well for now, it is lettuce, onions, radishes.......everything but the bacon!

And what a delicious salad these three items make! There is nothing like a hot wilted lettuce salad.

Recipe for Wilted Lettuce

This year we are trying a new technique...well new for us! It has been around for years. It is called the Three Sisters Garden. The garden area has been tilled. Oh yes.....this is in our FRONT YARD!

Today Farmer Ron planted CORN, SQUASH, and BEANS!
The idea behind the three sisters garden is  ...
" an ancient method of gardening using an intercropping system which grows corn, beans, and squash crops simultaneously in the same growing area that is typically a rounded mound of soil, often called a hill." Click here to learn more about this! ThreeSistersGarden
We are excited to see how this works!

Today, Ron also planted tomatoes, peppers, more beans, beets, turnips, cucumbers, basil.  Gracious! Farmer Ron is going to have to retire so that he will have time to work his garden!

We are also excited about our FIG TREE. Last year the deer and other littler varmints enjoyed this delicious delicacy. This year, we have netted the produce! (and the 22 is beside the back door!)

Would love to hear your suggestions!!! xoxox

PS. Hot out of the garden:


  1. I'm loving the 3-sisters idea -- Make you you chronicle that!!

    1. Oh I will!! Should be interesting!!!

  2. Oooh, figs! We have two fig trees here in our tiny backyard in Arizona. And those things really produce the fruit in the heat of summer! I've enjoyed making fig jam and am eagerly looking forward to that again this summer.

  3. Thanks Amy! We are still trying to figure out a way to get to Arizona soon! I just now started following your blog! Nothing tastes better than fig jam, except maybe a little bread to go with it!

  4. Sounds yummy! We'll be over for a garden dinner sometime :)

    1. Come graze with us anytime! xoxoxo

  5. Nice photos!

    Interesting idea about planting the crops together. I hope it works out. (Thanks for the link.)

    Love the fig tree!

    I know about critters getting into the garden. We don't have veggies growing, but the deer and rabbits have already been munching on my perennials. Grrr...