Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Oh how we love the sunberries. They are sort of like a blueberry, but with more of an explosion of sunshine in your mouth. They are incredibly delicate and most all of what we get off of the one plant gets picked and eaten in the yard.
We recently got a ton of rain and the temps have cooled enough that the plant is really producing. By really producing I mean a small bowl's worth. I have plans of growing many, many more sunberry plants next year. Visions of sunberry jam.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
The main reason I put so much effort in to growing our own food and making good, real food is our son. Don't get me wrong, growing things, gardening, connecting with nature and the change of seasons has always been a part of my life. I remember my grandpa's garden full of radishes, tomatoes, cukes and plums. While my mom has always had more of an eye for aesthetics and landscape design, less emphasis on food. Honestly, it was these two peoples' influences that drew me to landscape architecture.
Over time my focus has come to center on food security, organic production and permaculture. Our bit of land has become a testing ground in combining design aesthetics and food production.