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Queen of Compost

Gardening seems full of lessons to be learned mostly by personal experiences not necessarily by study or research (though all of that can help too).  With this in mind, our local VISTA, Daphne Gooding gave…

Ducks, Rain, Fence, Journals ~ Abingdon, VA

Heather again. Here are some photos from our adventures so far: We worked with Jarrod, a landscaper and friend of ASD, on re-fencing Donna's garden.   The family pictured, Cory, Nathaniel, and toddler LeRoy and…

Farmer’s Market Beginnings

Heather reporting.   On Saturday the 27th we brought our first round of product to market. Only one gardener was ready at this time to harvest and sell. Gardener Katherine has five children and is…

Chickens, Chickens, Chickens!

I decided to dedicate this blog to our chickens! After consulting with David and Mark, and researching on backyardchickens.com we made the decision to purchase some birds. We started with 22 chickens (Rhode Island Reds)…