Monday, July 28, 2014



John and Dave made three raised garden beds approx. 12’ x 4’ and one bed 16’ x 2’ at the end of May. And Mom bought two self-watering garden boxes and 20 - 5gal. buckets for our camp garden project.







Broccoli and Cucumbers

Made some Broccoli Salad and Cucumber/Onion Salad yesterday from the broccoli and cucumbers from the camp garden, yum!




Saturday, July 26, 2014

Home Grown Salad

Well, I just made our first home grown salad from the bounty of the garden up here at Woodpecker Hollow. It starts with a generous bed of leaf lettuce. Then I sliced up a half of a cucumber from the bushy cucumber plants, and threw on a few flowerets of fresh broccoli. Finally, I traced the plate with a baby carrot that mom pulled up.

Home Grown Salad

Now it’s time to plash on a little Italian vinegar dressing, and enjoy; mmm mmm good.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Composting at Woodpecker Hollow

Today we started our first batch of composting. We started out with a large black plastic tub. After raking up around the fire pit I put about five inches of the twigs, sawdust (from cutting logs), decomposed leaves from last fall, fine dirt and the likes.

Fire Pit

Then I added a portion of leftover food wasting like eggshells, apple peels, carrots, lettuce, potato peels, and such.

Composting food scraps

Then I added another few inches of the aforementioned raking debris.

Composting raking debris

To top it off, and add the magic ingredient, April went worm hunting and added to the brew six young worms, and the decomposed dirt and leaves they were living in – we want them to feel at home after all.

Composting Worms

Then we topper it off with a construction grade black garbage bag and set it where the sunlight would get to it and activate the natural decomposition process.

Composting cover

More to come later when we see how this first attempt works out.