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Dante

Location:  Hyde Park, MA

Day Job:  Semi-Retired

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers, Front yard

Crops:  Blackberries, Blueberries, Grapes, Mushrooms, Peaches, Raspberries, Bitter melon, Quince

Animals:  Cats

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  Love the outdoor activities! Living in New England...with the four seasons...it's fantastic! (Aaaah..Ahem, some season tend to last longer than others, though.)

 
     

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  • Posted by: Quinn's Micro Burb Farm on June 24th, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Hello,

    I wanted to thank you for stopping by my site with the congrats earlier this month. I'll be uploading new garden pics soon. I voted for you by the way. You have a really large yard in the picture. Are you going to be getting all that land developed for gardening too? Please upload some pics of what you're up to in regards to your garden. Thanks!

 
  • Posted by: Dante on May 20th, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Hi, Wall2Wall! (Sound like a great company name, just have to add LLC!)
    That's actually a picture of the very back of my yard. The part immediately behind the house (pictures posted later) is well shaded by Oak trees, interspersed by tall Rhododendrons, on both sides of the property. The Rhododendrons has gotten so big (two with about a 25 feet spread/15 feet high & 2 three feet apart, spreading on a 12' X 25' area) , my granddaughter loves running in & out from underneath. Naturally, the only thing thriving well are shade loving plants. A big big bed of day lilies, ferns, hostas, lots of Lily of the valley, and instead of grass...moss. Funny my kids likes the cool feel of moss under bare feet, it feels so soft & cushiony.

 
 
  • Posted by: Backyard Grower on April 19th, 2014 at 04:00 pm

    You grow some interesting crops you don't see every day. Voted!

 
  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on April 17th, 2014 at 04:11 am

    By the way, I never thought about starting potatoes inside. Maybe I should try that this year.

 
  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on April 17th, 2014 at 04:10 am

    Hey Dante. Looks like I voted and then missed your special day. Congratulations on being farmer of the day on Tuesday. We also had the heavy snow. Hard to believe at this time of year but it's all gone again now so moving ahead with spring thoughts.

 
  • Posted by: Dante on April 16th, 2014 at 07:53 am

    Thank you!! Hope you have good weather soon. Though I guess we're not too far ahead of you regarding the weather. After a Sunday of high 60s and a Monday of low 70s, we woke up this morning with a heavy dusting of snow. Needed to brush them off the car windows. Trying to be lazy and have the wipers do the job wasn't enough.

 
  • Posted by: DJO on April 15th, 2014 at 01:22 pm

    Congrats on Farmer of the Day.

 
 
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