One young Catholic family on a Journey towards Intentional and Communal Sustainability. One Artist, one full time Mama and two babies, we'll tell you about all our successes, and failures, as we try to make it in our overly Consumeristic society on just the bare necessities.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Homestead Envy part 2

If you look at the weather forecast for our area for the next 12 hours its simple.  Snow, snow, snow.  Maybe you'd think I'd like a little snow for my Christmas, but oh no. I'd rather my winter's look like this:
this is their small kitchen garden, right off the front porch

This is my parent's continuous garden.  Their Chard is 2 years old.  Seriously.  Yes, they get snow, they don't live in the tropics, but because of some wonderful green thumb-ness which I may have to earn instead of inherit, we ate fresh broccoli, lettuce, spinach, chard and sweet potatoes the size of newborn babies. MY newborn babies (who were both 10 pounds!)

So as I sit and watch the flakes drift to the ground on this, the longest night of the year, I'm dreaming of spring- or of every lasting spring- or at least of an every lasting garden.   I'll take any of the above.

P.S.  Stay tuned after Christmas for a special series of winter and non-kitchen composting.

May your family have a very Merry Christmas (all 12 days of it starting on the 25th!).  God Bless!


  1. That is an awesome garden! I miss you! Hope you are doing well!

  2. It was pointed out to me that I live in a completely different gardening zone than my parents, which is true. They're in like a 3, and we're in a 4 or 5. BUT STILL! I have serious garden envy. Regardless.