Wild Gourd Farm

Organic Gardening in St. Louis City

Winter Update

Winter is a slow time of year for us. Our world is blanketed in snow, and though we have the hoop house and the semi-hoop house still standing, there is little to do garden-wise. We’re preparing for our new venture in chicken ownership, organizing our seed collection and garden plots for the spring, and assembling light fixtures for indoor seed starting.

Overall, we’re making sure we slow down and enjoy our time together before we immerse ourselves in our very busy spring season. We’ve spent our winter sledding with the dogs, hiking when the weather permits, spending time with family and friends, and trying new recipes and restaurants… check out the pictures below!

New Year, new fish

The year started off with fishing on the White River in Arkansas

"Frisbee" is their favorite word

Maggie & Rosco loving their frisbee sessions in the snow!

Inside the half-hoop house

Throughout the winter bonsai and herbs are stored in the side yard hoop house

Lettuce mix and spinach harvested from the community garden hoop house, January 30, 2011 (the carrots in our banner were harvested the same day)

A trip to the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers (no, we're not the canoers)


4 responses to “Winter Update

  1. sal February 8, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Cool photos! Those canoers were crazy weren’t they? It was bitterly cold and the ice flows were as big if not bigger than their canoe.

  2. Aunt Susan February 9, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Just got finished looking at your entire site. It’s great! What a wonderful job putting it together and it’s just way too cool. Thanks for sharing the site with everyone. I vote on the name Loraine for the chicken, but I’m not sure I know why???? Love to you both….Aunt Susan and Uncle Neal

    • We Will Work for Food February 9, 2011 at 9:57 pm

      Thanks, Aunt Susan! So nice to hear your feedback. We’re really excited for the chickens and naming them- I thought we should name them after our grandmothers, so Loraine is top on my list! We’ll keep you updated, and we’d love for you and the family to come visit us! Hugs and kisses to everyone!

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