So Much Happy

I made a semi-sweet discovery yesterday! As I was hunting through my closet shelves and hoping I didn’t fall and break my neck on this blasted wobbly chair, I found a small box of my old gardening stuff!
By ‘old’ I mean the date on the seed packets is somewhere around 2009. So.

I’m going to try it out though, even though the seeds are not very likely to germinate, because there are LAVENDER seeds. Lavender is one of the things I MEANT to pick up, but didn’t. They’re not GMO-free seeds, so there’s that, but still. Some lavender is better than none.

I didn’t take this photo, but I wish this is what my field looked like. (our field is growing nothing but grass, dear!
Can I have this please? :)

 

I bought my other seeds while I was at the Mother Earth News Fair in P.A. last year. It was a great experience in all, going to the fair. I would definitely recommend it for any gardeners, whether you play beginner or advanced level of homesteading. Stop by http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CDYQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.motherearthnews.com%2F&ei=VrjNUdjNOI_H4AP0woDoDA&usg=AFQjCNHExB269hPe7r5vmUxmoRJbaXFLDQ&bvm=bv.48572450,d.dmg 

if you’re interested! It is well worth the price of tickets for adults, and kids get in free. People come from everywhere to visit the fair. You will be introduced to new (and improved!) ways of doing things, innovative ideas, different plants to try.

Last year there was a booth that had samplings of different heirloom tomato varieties, and I’m pretty sure they got me addicted to a certain yellow pair type of cherry tomato.

I’m very much looking forward to going to the fair this year! I’m already starting a list of things to check into and to buy, even though it’s not until September. It never hurts to be prepared, especially in the gardening world!

So this was not intended to be a promo for anybody, but that’s kind of what it turned into. Sorry! not really that sorry. because it’s awesome and you should check into it

So I will try planting these seeds, even though it is pretty late in the season. I’ll keep you updated!

One Step Forward

Welcome to Step Back Farm’s official website!
In our garden we grow an assortment of vegetables greens, and herbs. I am mostly in charge of the garden, and my little brother Ken takes care of the animals. We raise Silver Fox rabbits, and we have a nice flock of chickens. Image
My cat, Annie loves to help me out in the garden. (Just kidding, she really just likes to jump out of the bean bushes and scare me out of my wits)

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California Poppy bloom just opening!

 

For a full list of what we grow, visit my About Me page. For answers to any questions you may  have, feel free to shoot me an email or comment on a post.I can’t guarantee that I will actually know the answer to all farming and gardening questions, but I will most certainly try to help you figure it out.

If you notice me making any big mistakes in my garden, please feel free to give me advice! I will welcome it gladly. :)

In the next few weeks I will hopefully be experimenting with making herbal oils, so stay tuned! Hopefully it will be successful. If you have any tips on making excellent oils, please drop me a line, I’d love to hear from you!