Monthly Archives: July 2009

Why So Blue?

North Carolina’s blueberry season has been a delicious one, but I’m singing the blues because it’s wrapping up for the year. The blueberry bushes on our farm produced prolifically for a month or so starting in mid-June and, during those … Continue reading

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Pony’s Cross Country Adventure

Pony jumping a small coop on FenRidge Farm’s cross country course Pony and I are taking tentative steps toward what I think of as the last frontier: cross-country jumping. Because cross-country jumps are solid, and don’t fall down like show … Continue reading

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Zephyr Lives Up to it’s Name

When it comes to growing organic squash here in Central North Carolina, I’ve had difficulties of mythological proportions. Therefore, it’s fitting that the variety of squash that I’ve had the most success with is named after a Greek God. The … Continue reading

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Rose of Sharon

Rose of Sharon flowers The hummingbirds here really love our Rose of Sharon shrubs, which makes me a fan of them as well. It’s common to see the little birds momentarily engulfed in one of the plant’s big blooms, drinking … Continue reading

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When Aphids Attack

The underside of this eggplant leaf is absolutely coated in aphids. Argh! Time has been flying by here on the farm, which causes a lot of things on the “to-do” list to go without being “to-done”. Thus, we neglected to … Continue reading

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Now That’s a Mouthful!

Lucy The Poodle Prepares to Devour a Giant Cucumber. Our cucumber vines have been producing prolifically this season. Therefore, I’ve missed quite a few cukes during my regular harvest, only to discover them a few days later, when they’ve super … Continue reading

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Look How Cute My Pony Is!

Calabey and Tammy trotting around the ring at Rivendell Farm A few days ago, my pony Calabey and I had a lesson with trainer Sharon Wiedemann. Sharon is proficient in dressage (she’s a recognized judge), show jumping (she used to … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Peaches

Could it really be? An apparition in our kitchen! Canning peaches was the name of the game this weekend. I’m proud to say that in just a few short hours of work, we managed to convert almost a bushel of … Continue reading

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