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Location:  Garner, NC

Day Job:  CEO of Domestic Affairs (aka Mom)

The Digs:  Backyard, Community Garden, Containers, Front yard

Crops:  Basil, Bell Peppers, Bok-choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chile Peppers, Corn, Cucumbers, Figs, Gourds, Grapes, Green beans, Jalepeno Peppers, Lavender, Lemons, Lettuce, Melons, Mint, Mustard Greens, Oregano, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Rosemary, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Thyme, Tomatoes, Turnips

Animals:  Cats, Dogs, Rabbits

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  to provide fresh fruits and vegetables for my family; to better know where my food comes from; to lower my carbon footprint by grocery shopping in my backyard; to teach the younger generation that food doesn't come from the store, it comes from the ground!! to be more self-sufficeint


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  • Posted by: Wong88 on April 16th, 2012 at 09:21 am

    Love the pictures. What are you currently working on?

  • Posted by: lissakevin on October 17th, 2011 at 04:17 pm

    Yay! My daughter's rabbit won first place at the NC State fair! So did my canned green beans (Renegade variety)! Our watermelon rind pickles and bread and butter pickles won 3rd overall!

  • Posted by: Chris D on October 9th, 2011 at 05:41 pm


  • Posted by: City Girl Garden on October 9th, 2011 at 06:24 am

    Congrats on being named Farmer of the Day! Hope you and the children have a wonderful day in the fall garden!

  • Posted by: carl59 on September 18th, 2011 at 06:16 pm

    You ask what a tenant farm is my Father worked for a farmer and part of his pay was getting a house to live in whiling working for them.

  • Posted by: Quinn's Micro Burb Farm on September 15th, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Hi! Just wanted to say thanks for the congrads on my page. Wow, you have little ones helping you with your garden. Do they like it? My grandson loves gardening with me - its great! You started your fall gardening already I see - Good Luck! I'm starting mine this weekend since we're not expecting 100 degree days anymore.

  • Posted by: lissakevin on September 14th, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    my fall planting of radishes and lettuces are starting to peek their little heads out of the soil!

  • Posted by: lissakevin on September 10th, 2011 at 05:25 pm

    pulled out all the tomatoes after a late blight knocked them out :( looks like we won't have a lot of green tomatoes for our favorite end of season salsa this year. but, we've had a bumper crop up until then, so i can't complain! we put in cabbage and broccoli. soon as the second set of green beans is done, we'll put in our over-wintering carrots--wonder how that's going to turn out :):)

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  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on May 23rd, 2011 at 06:58 pm

    Lissakevin, raised beds are the only way to go for me. They don't take up much space and quite a lot can be grown in a 4X8 foot raised bed. I just like the challenge of going vertical with all the plants. I have this idea of multilevel gardening but just haven't figured out a way to make it work .... yet. It appears from your blog that you are quite a bit ahead of us here in Nebraska. My cukes are just barely peaking through the dirt. I'm hoping for a good harvest this year as I am really thinking about having a front patio market for the neighbors. What ever is left from the neighbors, I'll can for the winter soups that I like to make. My grandson devours about a gallon of dill pickles every 10 days so I would like to can as many of those as I can. I'll have to see if I can buy some half gallon canning jars. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

    Have a great domestic affairs day.

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