We purchase grass-fed beef, and it’s important to us that nothing be wasted, including the fat. Tallow is wonderful for cooking, soap making, and skin care. We have found that most homemade soaps made from vegetable oils melt away rather quickly. But soap made from tallow is hard and lasts a long time. That’s important […]
I first fell in love with identifying wild plants as a teen. At that time, it was wildflowers that interested me. Over the years, I’ve become more interested in wild plants that I can forage for food. Delicious, nutrient-dense food.
Are there any food wars disagreements in your house? We argue about bread and salad dressing. I love olive oil and balsamic vinegar with garlic, salt and pepper. I’d be happy with that as a dressing for the rest of my life. Mike is sick of it, and so he buys dressing that has some […]
Seedlings require a lot of light; more are lost to lack of light than any other factor. Even a good south facing window will generally not be enough light in the spring to grow your seedlings. The sun doesn’t shine every day, and won’t provide direct light for enough hours in the day at that […]
Making your own seed starting pots from newspaper is inexpensive, and it reduces the use of plastic. And it’s easy!
Spring through fall is generally considered gardening season. For most of us, winter is a time to take a break, do some planning, and dream about next year’s garden. But what about composting? Should we continue to compost through the winter?