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…

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…

Our Family & Food

FOOD   Many of my memories, both in childhood and adulthood, revolve around the dinner table and eating together.  There’s something about sharing moments of necessity with someone, especially when it is done in the spirit of fellowship and community.  We all need to eat, so let’s sit together, enjoy each other’s company, and eat…

Planning For A Yard Overhaul

We’ve got a huge project happening at our house this year, and it is starting soon. I don’t know how much we’ll actually get planted this year, as we’re using this year to build it up. #ediblelandscaping #notill#maybepermacultureish