Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Nearly every morning I get up between 5:30 and 6:00 a.m. and go to sit down in what we call the “front room”. Really it is a parlor or sitting room, in the traditional sense, but it’s in the front of the house, so “front room” it is. I spend time reading the Bible and…

Working With the Rain

I’ve worked our garden through droughts and dry spells. I’ve shaken my fist at giant rodents called deer who ate my entire garden down to nubs. (I still growl when I spot a deer. I don’t think they are cute, not in the least.) This is the first year that I’ve had a hard time…

With Bated Breath…

Okay, so that’s dramatic.  Although, I have been keeping an eye on the 10-day forecast to see if the weather is going to be temperamental.  Last year, it was zero degrees mid-April and close to 90 a few weeks later.  We had practically NO Spring.  I like Spring.  I want one this year.  Please? Yesterday,…

Shifting Seasons

Things are shifting around here.  The seasons are fighting for control of the weather.  The snow melted, then it rained a lot, so the ground is seeping with water.  When I take a step, the mud squishes and water comes out of the ground.  We are trying to get our barn door repaired in this….

“Pay Attention…”

Two years ago, I was sitting on my couch fretting about having time to release a music album, home-school my kids, and garden.   I had been spending hours on social media doing all of the following, unfollowing, posting, banner-making, video-making that I was told would help me sell more product.  I spent 7 hours a…

Compost Gardening, Part ?

I don’t know how many posts I’ve made concerning our compost garden, but I’m happy to write that this weekend we finally got the compost put out for our compost garden. We even had enough to start working on a section that will be in the sunshine. We still need to put the wood chips…

Compost Garden Update

I could make a long, comical story about how tarried this project has been thus far, but I’ll keep it short.  We ordered the compost and wood chips in early March, because I knew that once May hit, I’d be too busy to be able to put too much time into creating this compost garden….

Cooking Basics: Making Garlic Oil

Basics:  Making Garlic Oil Nearly every October or November, Dad and I plant garlic.  Garlic is rather prolific.  From one clove, you’ll get a whole head of garlic.  And since you cover the garlic bed with straw, you have little weeding to do. Last year, Dad and the kids did the garlic planting for us…