Our Homestead Garden
When we bought our house upstate, we were living in New York City, growing food on our roof in plastic tubs. We would haul buckets of water up the stairs and marvel at any plant or insect life on our scorching tar roof. The highlight of this experience was eating maybe ten fresh radishes with friends. It wasn't a lot, but it felt like success.
Now, we have an acre and a half to play with. We inherited a lovely perennial garden which provides us with amazing spring treats like rhubarb and asparagus. To this we have largely expanded our edible yard with 14 raised beds for annual veggies like russian kale, stone ridge tomatoes, mizuna, and spotted trout lettuce; an orchard with asian pears, peaches, apples, and cherries; a berry patch with currants, blueberries, and raspberries; and spread throughout some amazing edible perennials like hardy kiwis, paw paws, violets, and ramps.
We've learned so much about the soil, insects, and critters in our landscape and hope to observe and adapt to both its and our needs. Caring for this piece of land that in turn cares for us is a truly beautiful thing!
GROW / EAT