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Location:  Wilson, NC

Day Job:  Nurse

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers

Crops:  Basil, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Oregano, Rosemary, Sugar Snap Peas, Thyme, Tomatoes

Animals:  Dogs

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  To know what's in my food, to reduce my carbon footprint as much as I can, to have tasty tomatoes!


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  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on December 28th, 2011 at 05:05 pm

    denaferrell, you've posted some great pictures. Last time you posted a comment on your profile, you were talking about the adjustment to rural life. How's it been going since January?

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  • Posted by: City Girl Garden on April 23rd, 2011 at 06:53 am

    Welcome to the commuting life! I too live about 30 minutes from my office. But I would not trade the "county life" for it. I agree there is nothing like hearing the birds instead of honking horns. Making list has become a daily chore for me. I have found that if I keep a running list of items that I need, then one day during my lunch break or one the way home, I can stop and pick up the items that I need. That way my vechile stays parked for the weekend. Have a great rural farming day!

  • Posted by: denaferrell on January 14th, 2011 at 06:31 am

    I have to announce that I'm not an urban gardener anymore. I moved out to a rural area outside of Wilson NC back in September. I am struggling with the trade offs. My commute to work is 30 minutes...lots of fossil fuel use :(. On the other hand, I can grow a sizable portion of what I eat..less fossil fuel, less toxic chemical use.... I love getting up in the morning and hearing nothing but the birds in the woods behind the house. Feeding the deer and watching the rabbits in the field across the road...It's a learning process, lol! I didn't imagine how hard it would be to plan ahead so I won't have to make trips to town!, but so far I am having a great time and looking forward to my gardent this year.

  • Posted by: ebonierika on December 28th, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    nice and like why u diggin

  • Posted by: denaferrell on December 28th, 2010 at 08:07 am

    Hey, Thanks for the comments everyone. Hope you are having as much fun as me planning for the spring!

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on December 28th, 2010 at 07:16 am

    Congrats on being farmer of the day.

    I too have front yard containers and backyard raised garden beds.

    Have a great farmer of the day.

  • Posted by: Carla on December 28th, 2010 at 06:38 am

    Congrat's on being Farmer of the Day! North Carolina is a gorgeous state and you are fortunate to have wonderful soil! For myself, I will be installing square foot gardens to avoid trying to dig through our limestone rock, ugh.

    Have a blessed and prosperous New Year!

  • Posted by: Green Desert on December 27th, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Nice looking garden.

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on December 27th, 2010 at 05:30 am

    Tomatoes do taste a lot better when they're home grown don't they?

    Have a great garden day.

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