Garden of Sustenance

kristen lanzer…. artistphotobloggergardnercook…. dover, nh
Planted April Fool’s Day!  The ground was still frozen so I spread some potting soil and planted on top.  A few days later the temp. average was in the 60’s.  It snowed again yesterday and has remained frikkinwintercold but it’ll warm up again and the peas seem to be doing remarkably well. 

Planted April Fool’s Day!  The ground was still frozen so I spread some potting soil and planted on top.  A few days later the temp. average was in the 60’s.  It snowed again yesterday and has remained frikkinwintercold but it’ll warm up again and the peas seem to be doing remarkably well. 

The chickadees are scoping out new urban digs in the garden of sustenance.  Last year’s sunflower skeletons make a great lookout perch!

March 24, 2014 …and the answer is: A) praying for the end of the longest winter? B) praying for spring to warm up? C) praying for the mercury level to be at least this warm outside? D) praying for all of the above?

March 24, 2014 …and the answer is: A) praying for the end of the longest winter? B) praying for spring to warm up? C) praying for the mercury level to be at least this warm outside? D) praying for all of the above?

afternoon light at the garden of sustenance

afternoon light at the garden of sustenance

photo by kristen lanzer

photo by kristen lanzer

The Garden of Sustenance joined  MR. FOX COMPOSTING, a local company that turns kitchen waste into soil for gardeners and farmers.  The Mr. Fox blue-lidded-bin arrived on this very snowy day.  My compost bin, peaking out from under the snow in the background, collects from three kitchens.  It is full and mostly frozen.  I decided to join the larger compost scene and share the scraps, the soil, the alchemy, and the goodness that working together creates.  Thanks Mr. Fox Composting !

The Garden of Sustenance joined  MR. FOX COMPOSTING, a local company that turns kitchen waste into soil for gardeners and farmers.  The Mr. Fox blue-lidded-bin arrived on this very snowy day.  My compost bin, peaking out from under the snow in the background, collects from three kitchens.  It is full and mostly frozen.  I decided to join the larger compost scene and share the scraps, the soil, the alchemy, and the goodness that working together creates.  Thanks Mr. Fox Composting !

This can only be a GOOD thing!

This can only be a GOOD thing!

January…..and another frozen day for the gardener…but not too cold for a trip to the thrift store…I had to get out of cabin-fever-thinking:  ”What’s worse than a brassica bed covered with cabbage worms?  A brassica bed covered with a foot of cement-snow…and no cabbage worms”…WhAT? NO NO NO NO NO NO no no no no….  SNAP me out of it   !!!!!!  

harvest, clean, sort, sauté 

harvest, clean, sort, sauté 

afternoon light

afternoon light

december afternoon in the garden of sustenance

turkey pot pie for me and my guys:  eddie, neighbor george, and buckshot 

deep dish apple pie (with some of my rumtopf fruit) and a top crust made with butter and just a smidgen of bacon fat

deep dish apple pie (with some of my rumtopf fruit) and a top crust made with butter and just a smidgen of bacon fat