In this series I’m compiling the quick and dirty info on growing specific vegetables. Just the basics. No fluff, no frills. When you’re sitting down in the late Winter, surrounded by seed catalogs, and your garden plan in front of you, you want a quick reference. How far apart can you plant? What pH do […]
It is such a beautiful time here in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains of east Tennesse. Everything is in bloom including the trees in the forests. Dogwoods, apple trees, violets all fill the mountains and valleys with color. I take photography every week of farm life to showcase the wonderful life that occurs on […]
I might be going out on a limb here, but I feel like most parents want to raise children who turn into responsible adults that understand the value of hard work. This is a difficult goal to accomplish in a society that is focused on instant gratification & minimizing effort. Kids often respond to parents’ […]
Chamomile has historically been used because of it’s calming scent as well as supposed curative properties. Today, it’s mostly made into tea.
Sally’s kids have been begging her to build them a play house out back, just like the one little Tilly’s dad built for her. But Sally has never built anything more than assembling some shelves from the store. She realizes she is in way over her head, and has no idea how to go about […]
Seed swaps are annual community events where gardeners trade seeds with other local gardeners and farmers. These events generally take place in the spring each year at a local community centre. Seed swaps are the perfect place to find seeds which are often free or very affordable, come with growing tips, and are already adapted […]