Carrboro, North Carolina
Born and raised in central Maine, my youth was spent mowing the lawn, kicking a soccer ball against the garage doors, and trying to sneak sugar cereal out of the kitchen cupboards after I was put to bed. More about Tim
South Royalton, Vermont
I am a baby boomer who grew up in a time when the trend in food was convenience and speed. It wasn't the fast-food era, but a post-World War II time when ... More about Warren
We live in Holliston, Massachusetts. When we bought our house in Holliston about 27 years ago, Holliston was a rural/residential town of about 13,000 people. More about Barbara
Wallace, West Virginia
My name is Autumn. I'm 24 years old, and I live in rural north-central West Virginia. I was born and raised in West Virginia, and in 2005 I graduated from ... More about Autumn
My personal interests revolve around the environment, both knowing more about it and getting outside and enjoying my surroundings. This led me down an educational path to ... More about April
After a week of moving, I'm excited about the prospects of gardening and summer. The move was culmination of a three-year house-building project, and it's nice to have it behind us.
On Saturday, we went to a neighboring farm and bought the remaining plants we need for the garden -- a variety of heirloom tomatoes, hot to mild peppers, artichoke plants, eggplant, sprouts and broccoli and lots of herbs.
I tilled up additional space for onions and leeks. We're moving them this year in hopes of better results. Next fall, we'll put in garlic. We missed the opportunity this year because of the construction.
I'm seeking new and creative ways for putting vegetables back. This weekend I had an excellent tomato marmalade from last summer's crop. That's one I'll try in the fall. Other suggestions are welcomed.
The beautiful plants were on sale for $1.50 each. That's a pretty good bargain when you consider the reward. The farmer is trying to do something for the sustainability effort and to help offset $4 gasoline prices that are arriving soon. She even gave me a selection of onions to try.
It's nice to be in a caring, rural community.