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Back Outside & Taking a Farmhouse World Kitchen Break

Updated: Jun 7, 2023

This certainly doesn't look like the permaculture garden it once was! Nine years ago we built a raised bed garden using the layer up lasagna method. We had a gorgeous garden for years, but the last few have been hard to manage the weed pressure. It felt like a good time to completely rebuild and redesign. Today I plotted out the new beds that we will now be able to mow between rather than trying to figure out how to keep weeds out of the paths. I'm downsizing this garden from 27 beds to 8! It's still a lot of garden, but hopefully one that will be pretty to wander through and easier to maintain.

The photos below show various stages of the previous garden over the years. It's sad to see it go, but I hope to make the new one just as wonderful and a bit less demanding!

You may have heard if you follow me on social media, that I am taking a break from the Farmhouse World Kitchen at least for a week or two. It's time to get all the gardens and greenhouse up and running, so for the time being, I'll focus my attention on the land. The Farm Store is OPEN and full of all sorts of goodness, and although I'm not hosting at the Farmhouse World Kitchen, I'll still prepare a few fun things for the Farm Store each week.

Enjoy these warming days!

Sending love from the farm,


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