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Location:  Vancouver, WA

Day Job:  caregiver

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers, Front yard, Other

Crops:  Apples, Basil, Bell Peppers, Blueberries, Bok-choy, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cherries, Figs, Filbert (Hazelnut), Garlic, Gourds, Grapes, Green beans, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mint, Oregano, Peaches, Pears, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Rosemary, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Thyme, Tomatoes, blackcaps,parsley,sage,onions,hardy kiwi,rhubarb,red currants, white currents, elderberries,jerusalem artichokes (sunchokes),chives,rainbow chard,asparagus,onions,blackberries (not on purpose, they are invasive)

Animals:  Cats, Chickens, Goats

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  My father grew up on a farm in Iowa. He was always growing things and got me hooked. I am working on permaculturing our 0.7 acre yard. We also have a greenhouse.

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  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on August 2nd, 2014 at 09:37 am

    Anutsoup, thanks for the visit to my page. Would you believe we have been in our house for 7 years now?! I can't believe how the time flies. As the summer progresses, the front yard is filling in more and more. Some of the flowers (echinacea, rudbeckia) seeded themselves. It's so satisfying to see all the colour come up. I was trying to make the front yard partly edible but the edibles have not done so well. I had some ferns that I should've been able to eat in the spring as fiddleheads. They didn't do well this year. I've had a grape vine trying to get started for 2 years and it didn't come back this year. I have a tiny cherry tree. If it survives, it will be a long time until it has any fruit. Oh well. The birds, bees and butterflies love the yard and eat from it. Maybe that's enough.

  • Posted by: Wong88 on October 30th, 2013 at 03:49 am

    Best wishes to the Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: SierraTahoeDad on October 29th, 2013 at 05:28 pm

    Congrats to you!

  • Posted by: Backyard Grower on October 29th, 2013 at 05:16 am

    GREAT pics! I would love to have a greenhouse. Voted!

  • Posted by: Wong88 on October 29th, 2013 at 02:58 am

    Best Wishes to the Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: A Journey To Preparedness & Self Sufficiency on March 29th, 2013 at 05:53 am

    Great pictures! My chickens ate the collards. Have to build cages over the raised beds or they can't free range.
    How much space do you have?

  • Posted by: Wong88 on September 3rd, 2012 at 08:14 am

    Best Wishes to the Farmer of the Day

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on September 3rd, 2012 at 07:08 am

    Congratulations on being farmer of the day!

  • Posted by: City Girl Garden on September 3rd, 2012 at 04:10 am

    Congrats on being named Farmer of the Day! Hope you have a great day in the garden.

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on September 2nd, 2012 at 08:42 am

    I agree with Jenna. Great pictures! I'm also interested in permaculture, and would love to do over my front yard. Keep us posted with your progress through pictures. Do you have or have you read the book Gaia's Garden?

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