Your gardening friend is practical and hard to buy for. Unless you share her passion, shopping for her may be difficult. There are so many cool things to choose from! That’s why I’ve made this Gift Guide: Best Gifts for Gardeners! I own most of the items on this list and I love them. These […]
Do you know Which Types of Plants/Seeds to Select? I greatly enjoy being able to harvest seeds from plants I’ve grown in my own garden. Being able to have seeds for the following year, instead of going out and buying them, makes me feel even better about what I’m growing in the garden. I buy […]
The perspective I’ve gained from living so long does give me insights you only get from being around for a long time. But, today I want to talk about someone much older than me. A good friend of mine died. One of the best friends I’ve had. A rare person was this friend of mine. […]
Making homemade baby food is one of the easiest ways to eliminate processed foods in the home. Babies can eat far more than oats or rice cereal (our pediatrician actually recommended avoiding cereals for the first year). The jars of baby food at the grocery store may provide some nutrition, but in the end, they […]
My dad is a master gardener and composter who always kept two or three large bins which he turned and rotated, and even let the chickens scratch through now and then. So, when I wanted to start composting for our urban garden, a three-bin setup was my choice. The problem, for me, with bins is […]
There are 2 basic kinds of camp stoves: canister fuel stoves and liquid (multi-fuel) fuel stoves. (There are “alternative fuel stoves” as well but I’m keeping it simple today. That’s a whole other post). Here’s a basic breakdown of the differences between these fuels and stove-types.