Saturday I opened the hives and decided it was time to harvest. There were several frames in the super that were full of honey and ready to be pulled. After extracting...Read More
What the heck is Heroux Potager? Well a potager is French for Kitchen Garden. Heroux is the name of the dead end street the homestead is on, and so we have Heroux Potager.
We are more than just a kitchen garden, of course, but the kitchen (and my stomach) was really what has dictated what we keep and grow.
What we have: Bees, ducks, and a little over an acre of land.
What we're planning: A 800+ sqft garden, meat rabbit setup and a few espaliered fruit trees.
What we'd have if Michaela had her way: A few pygmy goats and maybe an Alpaca for fiber.
Where we are: We're located in Northern Rhode Island, an area that saw a large influx of French - Canadian immigrants starting back in the mid-19th century. A population which in nearby Woonsocket is still the largest ethnic population in the city.
Heroux Potager is a member of the Livestock Conservancy, and is committed to the preservation of heritage breeds.