Food That Tells a Story

There is a story behind all food products. Whether purchased from a local grocery store, farmers market, restaurant, or small farmer, it all comes with a story. The difference between food grown in my personal garden and food I pick up from the store is that I typically know the entire story of what comes... Continue Reading →

Why Seed Saving is So Beneficial

I've saved seeds from my garden in the past, but this year I'd like to really focus on this process even more. I hope, on day, to pass on seeds that I've carefully selected to future generations in my family. How neat would that be? I enjoy Starting Seeds Indoors during the later winter months... Continue Reading →

The Various Methods for Drying Herbs

My herb garden is a work in progress. I’ve continued to add more plants of medicinal and culinary value to this section of my garden over the past three years. Read all about my Herb Garden plans here! This is the first year that many of my herbs have thrived. I’ve so enjoyed their unique... Continue Reading →

A Tour Through my Summer Garden

“But I will bless the person who puts his trust in me. He is like a tree growing near a stream and sending out roots to the water. It is not afraid when hot weather comes, because its leaves stay green; it has no worries when there is no rain; it keeps on bearing fruit.”... Continue Reading →

How to Grow Pumpkins

Pumpkins can be made into sweet or savory dishes, used as cozy outdoor decorations during autumn, or sold for profit. Growing pumpkins really is very easy. They require very little maintenance, spread like crazy, and typically produce more pumpkins than you can imagine! We've discussed a lot of gardening topics around here. Check these out:... Continue Reading →

Keeping Chickens Cool in the Summer

Proper chicken care is important no matter the weather or season, but summer is usually the hardest period of time on a flock. While chickens can warm themselves up by fluffing their feathers, getting out of the wind, and eating and drinking, they have a much harder time cooling down. This is because they don't... Continue Reading →

Properly Storing Cast Iron

Cast iron is one of my favorite kitchen tools. I’ve learned quite a bit about utilizing this type of metal in cooking as it truly is a skill to learn as you go. One of the keys to success with cast iron is proper storage of the skillets. Problems such as rust and infrequent use... Continue Reading →

How to Properly Water the Garden

The line between under-watering, over-watering, and supplying just enough water to the garden is a very fine one. It can be difficult to know if you're doing it right before the effects become detrimental to your plants. Keeping a garden is one of my favorite summer pastimes, but it's more than just a hobby for... Continue Reading →

Managing the Garden with a Schedule

During my first year of gardening, I found myself very overwhelmed by all the weeding that needed to be done. June and July came, the weeds grew faster than I could keep up with...oh, I was also pregnant and experiencing a lot of hip and back pain. I soon realized that I needed a better... Continue Reading →

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