September 23, 2008

Garden Update-- 9/23/08

Although the calendar says that autumn has officially arrived, we are still enjoying the produce from our garden. The latest excitement? Purple carrots! This was our first experiment with planting the "Dragon" variety of heirloom carrots, and we were really pleased with how well they grew and how tasty they were, too. :-) Suffice to say that even though some of us are not carrot-lovers, we had no difficulty in polishing off an entire bowl's worth.

In tomato-land, the Green Zebras have done very well (see photo), but we're also enjoying many of the other varieties as well. We made up a salad on Saturday night that included Cherokee Purple, Stupice, Trophy, Amish Paste, Green Zebra, Beam's Yellow Pear, and also Juliet.

Now we're moving into the orchard to begin harvesting this year's apple crop-- more updates and photos soon!

September 09, 2008

New Book News!!!

We're happy to announce a new book that has just been released; written and photographed by Samantha and Dan Johnson. It's entitled "Horse Breeds: 65 Popular Horse, Pony and Draft Horse Breeds" and is published by Voyageur Press. They worked on this book most of last year and I just love the way it turned out. It has over 250 photos and lots of information on various breeds, and is hardback with 400 pages.

The book is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and at bookstores nationwide. If you'd like to see it, the link at Amazon is

It was only with the help of many kind folks who opened up their farms and barns that they were able to get such a nice variety of horses and ponies to grace the pages of this new book. They're working on several new titles, with the next due out in January 09.