sneaky composting

There have been times when I’ve decided to bury my vegetable food waste in a hole rather than throwing it away. This is not always possible, but it is the simplest form of composting: returning nutrients to the ground, adding some carbon (dry leaves), and covering it back up. This may not be possible for everyone, but if you’re in a pinch it is a simple alternative. I usually freeze my vegetable scraps, and find good places to bury it when I have the chance. I don’t recommend burying your food out in grizzly country, but at times it can be a very viable solution. Or you can keep a pile going above ground, making sure to turn it from time to time. Continue reading

plotting our stealth garden

Tony and I survived our ambulance runs and Test 4 of our EMT class yesterday and have a few days now to tinker up at our cabin on top of Palomar Mountain. Tony has taken on The Tercel, replacing the shocks and a few other things. I have spent all day planting a few seeds, researching how to save seeds, and watching videos about dandelions and comfrey. Continue reading