I’m kind of a nut when it comes to organization and planning, and it may border on overkill. Sometimes I think I may spend more time with this than I do in the garden. I do most of this organization work during the winter when I have the extra time on my hands. When garden time comes, […]



The greenhouse at Golden Gaits Ranch is complete and plants are growing beautifully. The solar collector, used to heat the greenhouse floor and our household hot water, is fully operational. It is now the end of February, and we have enjoyed greens such as lettuce, spinach, kale, chard, and bok choy. We’re continually eating fresh tomatoes and […]



Along with tomatoes, I love my onions. Onions for everything: soups & stews, sauces, salads, eggs & quiches, you name it. The onions I had grown in our previous garden all did well. I had no reason to believe they would not do well here at 9,000 feet. I’d read on a local county resource list that […]



Who doesn’t love homegrown tomatoes? I think most of us do, and I’d say they are my favorite thing to grow. Every time I buy a tomato from the grocery store I tell myself it isn’t worth the bother and tell myself never do it again. But, there always comes a time I don’t have a garden, […]



In the planning stages of building our house here at 9,000 feet, we had always thought we would eventually build a greenhouse. At our former location in Wellington we had a small, non-heated greenhouse, which provided us with cold-tolerant things like spinach, kale, chard, lettuce and beet greens throughout most of the winter. It also provided a […]



Last night we had Venison Tenderloin for dinner, and boy was it good! One of the perks of living in the high country is being able to harvest food from our own land. In addition to the garden and ducks we keep for eggs, we are able to hunt game on our property. Recently, Tim was able […]



The 2017 Garden Season has ended and winter is on its way in.  The garden is in “hibernation” for the winter. Overall, we were very pleased with the garden in our first year of growing vegetables at this elevation. We were able to grow, eat and preserve many vegetables in this first year of gardening at this […]



Before we started our garden we had seen a roadside stand not far from here and stopped in. We chatted quite a bit with the owner/gardener. One of the things I remember her saying was that “every year is different” and you just have to go with what you get, appreciating what does well and not fretting […]



It’s time to update the progress in the garden, which I have been putting off because: I’m too busy working in the garden to spend time writing, and choosing & editing photos. I’ve thought that what anyone wants to see is results. Results won’t fully be in until the end of the season. It’s a big project […]



It’s springtime, and although there is certainly more snow to come, the garden process has begun! Tim is busy clearing the area where we will have our raised-bed fenced garden, and Laurie is busy planning and starting seedlings indoors, under grow lights. It’s a big, exciting year for us, and we look forward to planting, tending & […]

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