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Our love for Delvin Farms permeates the web…

We’ve talked many times before about our love for Delvin Farms, and that love continues to grow as they’ve fought through major flooding issues without complaint. Well, this week, our love for Delvin led Jenn and Lindy to be featured on the Brentwood Homepage. [Click here for the original article.]

Garden “Expansion”

If you’ve read even a couple of posts on this blog, you know we’re a little bit into food, especially the local kind. And there’s no more local food than that we grow right here in our yard. Our girls are great eaters, and part of the reason for that …

Our Guest Gardeners

I just wanted to send out a sincere note of thanks to our guest gardeners. We were gone for no less than 23 straight days this summer, and somehow, our garden survived. We’ve been collecting a variety of items (zucchini, squash, cucumbers, uh, more cucumbers, tomatoes, musk melon… it’s all …

Borax, not Borat

When the strawberry orgy was mid-flight, we were not the only ones enjoying it. That’s right, hundreds of ants decided that they, too, were worthy of the sweet goodness of the strawberry. And they figured they might as well walk right into our kitchen. Many families would run right out …

Garden Update::Photo Walk

We had a solid haul on our garden walk today. The serviceberries have arrived in quantity enough to require a bowl. To this point, though, I still don’t have the words to describe the taste. I can say, though, that Aspen loves them. Ripe in the tree Fruit has appeared …

“It’s OK, Oakley. I’ve got a joke!”

We were working in the garden yesterday, toiling away with the planting of the new vegetables (which I’ll catalog here sometime soon.) Oakley comes out of the house (having done something), and she’s gritting her teeth and grunting. Oakley: Grrr!Tim: What?Oakley: I stained my pants.Tim: OK. No big deal.Oakley: Ugh.Lindy: …

Why Local Matters

Not more than two years ago, Jenn and I both read a book that really opened our eyes. Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal Vegetable Miracle chronicles her story of a year of eating hyper local… basically only things they grew themselves or could get locally. While I’m not prepared to become a …

Rain isn’t necessarily bad…

Ah yes, Nashville has been set upon by rain, and not just a little. Yesterday’s makeup soccer game? Canceled. Aspen’s game this morning? Canceled. Oakley’s 4pm game? Yup, canceled. So, did we just sit around the house? No we did not. It was the opening weekend for the Franklin Farmers’ …