The garden is underway! Last night I spent a lot of time pulling off tape from all the accumulated boxes in the basement. I stacked them up out on the porch and this morning after Little Rambo went down for her nap, Ballerina Girl and I went outside to work in the garden 🙂
Uncle Dutch was actually my Grandfather. Otto “Dutch” was born in 1921 in Nebraska. His parents, Rudolph and Anna, were German immigrants who had settled on a farm in Nebraska. The youngest of many children, Otto was 21 years younger than his oldest sibling, Ed.
I’ve got a couple projects going right now. Actually one is ongoing and the other I did yesterday. I make homemade pizza probably once a week. I have this great pizza stone I got from my mom and with it’s help I’ve been able to churn out gourmet pizzeria-style pizzas on a weekly basis, much to the joy and delight of my husband. I generally make up a sauce fresh, especially if we want to have a white garlic sauce on our pizza (which is fairly often). However, I did buy a canned pizza sauce a while back and we ran out which made me think… gee, I’m a pretty good cook, why shouldn’t I just make up my own sauce and can it into jars?
So it begins. I finally finished building my garden boxes the other day and also got my starter garlic in the mail. I bought a half pound of Inchelium Red and Music Pink. I’ll probably be buying other types as we go along but I plan on saving bulbs from the results of this planting and thus continuing these lines. Hence, the beginning.
I was never much good at journaling, either. So forgive me if the posts come sporadically. I just wanted to get THAT out of the way asap 🙂 I do want to track my progress for my own sake, so hopefully I’ll be good like many of the fabulous blogs I read and post lots of pictures and interesting narratives of my projects.
Greetings, and welcome to the beginnings of Uncle Dutch Farms!
This will begin as a somewhat sporadic progress report of my gardening and homesteady type projects and of course Uncle Dutch happenings, and hopefully will evolve into something I can keep track of over the years as the farm continues to grow. After all, I don’t even live on the land yet!