Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Window Farms ...and almost "Give away day!"

Hello all!

Besides felting and making ceramic goodies (running a house, biz, being a wife, mother, friend, volunteer...) I also take care of our 60m2 veggie garden. It' s actually a family venture and we are happy to say that every year (we are on our 4th year) we get more and better produce and a whole lot of knowledge. This year we' ve harvested tons of food: lettuce, spinach, beans (still today, more than 9kilos!), onions, garlic, carrots, pastinaak, tomatoes, aubergine/eggpplants, raspberries, strawberries, red currant, white currant, black currant, grapes, pears, courgettes, leak, aromatic herbs, broad beans, broccoli....and something more Im forgetting probably. We are now starting to gather the autumn fruits such as walnuts, apples and hazelnuts... and huge pumpkins! Our 2 freezers are FULL.

Many people say, " yeah well... lots of work! Lots of patience! I don' t have time, I don' t have room, knowledge...etc". We do have room because we bought this old house just because there was room enough for a garden. The knowledge we didn' t have but because we are slowly trying to turn to the eco/green path and do as much as we can to have a more self sustainable life; we've learnt. A bit of reading and a bit of empiric testing. And here we are, harvesting monster zuchinnis which in a shop cost fortunes... we harvest them by the bunch.



Anyway, for those of you who have always wanted to have a go at growing your own food but don' t have the room, or want to do it at a micro scale, this iniciative might provide info: www.windowfarms.org
And if you are into a more self-sustainable life and feel like learning, discussing the subject and others : www.forestoffood.wordpress.com That blond guy up there, aka Mr Husband, writes it.

Last days today and tomorrow thursday to enter the give away! Leave your names in a comment on that post. Friday we announce the three winners!

8 comments:

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

I am very impressed by your venture. How wonderful to have all that so fresh and healthy foods to eat!

Tweed Delights said...

Lovely to be so self-sufficient! Mr Husband's blog is fab - does he sell these lovely carved spoons? They're beautiful :D

Barbara said...

Hola Mariana
primero gracias por los links. El blog de tu hubby parece muy interesante.
He estado leyendo un poco tu otro blog.
Wow lo has estado escribiendo desde 2004.!!!!!!
Me sorprendi' mucho y de repente he pensado que este blog ( el otro ) tiene que haber sido como un diario para ti durante este tiempo de cambios, mudanzas, settling down, changing moods, new life eccetera....
Escribes muy bien...
lo he encuentrado muy divertido, a vezes melanconico.
Bueno un buen pedazo de historia. Me ha gustado tu reflexion sobre lo que nos proponemos hacer en la vida, pasan los anos y nos volvemos atras a mirar lo que habemos hecho y nos damos cuenta que no hemos logrados hacer todos lo que nos proponiamos.... ( julio o agosto 2004 )
bueno voy a estudiar aleman.....
un beso barabara

ArtMind said...

WOW, you certainly grow a lot of veggies! We do it to (not in our own garden) but on a smaller scale but it's fun to harvest and eat your own grown veggies! We also don't know what to do anymore with all the zucchinnis...*sigh*

painted fish studio said...

i didn't realize how big your garden was! i think it's great that you grow so much. i've had a few zucchini's get too big, too.

and your hubby, whew! he's cute. ;)

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