Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Veggies in the back yard

The problem is no longer that with every pair of hands that comes into the world there comes a hungry stomach.  Rather it is that, attached to those hands are sharp elbows.  ~Paul A. Samuelson, Newsweek, 12 June 1967


Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.  ~Bill Vaughn


  So the other day I caught Little Goat raiding the Strawberry Patch in the back yard. Not that I mind I've been trying to make the yard as graze friendly as I can, Asparagus , Blueberries ( maybe next year for harvest). Wild onions, Gooseberry , rhubarb ,Sage , Mint all Perennials to come up year after year. And we've had luck with Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Snap Beans.
    But When I went out for a cart ride with little Goat I noticed veggies growing in a lot more back and side guards than I normally do. Now Bozeangeles does have a back to the land population . People moved here to get away from those godawful places they left. Of course a lot of other people moved here determined to make it like those places they moved from.

  But the point is a lot more people seem to be growing salad in their back yard than I've noticed in the past. Is that Awareness or Economic necessity ?

2 comments:

Katie Renee said...

keep us all posted on those blueberries! I figured it would be too dry a climate to have success with those-- good luck1

goat creek said...

According to grand Mother Goat the big problem is acidity. We are putting coffee grou7nds on the blue berries and asparagrass. Lots of asparagerass the blue berries are too young I think . Next year ?