March 8, 2018

I recently came upon a wonderful blog: Dolly and Oatmeal. Beautiful food and photography. The recipe below was adapted from her recipe.

This recipe is simple and tasty.. and I had beet powder laying around so it made this all the more exciting :) I know, who just has be...

March 1, 2018

This past winter we've purchased a ton of greens for our smoothies. We ended up with a lot of these containers.. I decided to put them to good use :)

I took two containers:

I then took a nail and added holes in the bottom of one of the containers: (ignore the dirt under...

April 16, 2017

I have been taking an online herbal course (Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine) since January. I am {finally} to the section on how to make mead! Here's the thing: I have never had mead before but I am dying to make it! 

I made 2 different kinds: A Maple Mead (adapted f...

April 13, 2017

My parents had always done bare root shrubs and trees and had success, so we decided to give it a try. The trees below are cherry trees.

 We start by soaking the roots for 24 hours. This stimulates the roots and preps them to be planted.

 We had all of our holes dug and...

February 27, 2017

The weather had warmed early this year. We knew it was fleeting so when we saw the temps reaching 40 degrees or warmer and freezing at night, we put out our buckets.


Round 1:

Feb 15, 2017: High: 32 Low: 23. The sap began to flow the evening of Feb 15.

Feb 16: High 36, L...

February 26, 2017

The sap has started to flow a but earlier this year. We had a warm streak the week of February 20. Temperatures got as high as 68 by the end of the week.. which is actually too warm for sap. Ideal temps are freezing at night and 40s for a day time temp.

Thus far, we hav...

January 27, 2017

We love feeding our birds in the winter. Wild birds or chickens, we love watching them crowd around the seed and call in all of their friends :)

I decided to try and make my own suet using rendered beef tallow. To be honest, it was sorta gross! But I got the results I w...

January 5, 2017

This is always an exciting time of year for me. As most people are hitting the gym, I am hitting the seed catalogs :) 

Lots of new varieties this year and I just placed a large order with High Mowing Organic Seed company, Park Seed (for their variety of Petunia seeds)...

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