When I started out gardening, I had no set plan in mind. It was all trial and error mixed with a little bit of luck. Fast forward to five years later, now I’m looking to garden smarter. The more planning you get done before you actually pick up a shovel really does pay off. That’s […]
When I found out that one of my favorite garden bloggers, Amy Stross from Tenth Acre Farm was writing a book, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it! I was recently given the opportunity to preview her book “The Suburban Micro Farm” and it positively lived up to all my expectations!
Since becoming more conscious about the chemicals I am using around my house and putting into my body, I have started to read ingredient labels like it’s my job. Have you ever stopped to read these labels? There are so many things on them I can’t pronounce and I honestly have no clue what they […]
What I dreamed of was being an old-fashion homemaker. I found comfort in programs like Little House on the Prairie and The Walton’s. I idealized June Cleaver from Leave it to Beaver and Aunt Bea from The Andy Griffith Show. Even as an adult I still have an idealistic view of a woman whose primary […]
I’ve bought a lot of “farm to table” cookbooks over the years, and other cookbooks written by other farmers, but for the most part I’ve been disappointed with all of them. My main complaints with these books are that either they’re written by restaurant chefs and the recipes are just too complex and impossible for […]
Like many older farm houses my home was constructed without indoor plumbing. But in the early 1970s, indoor plumbing was added to my house. That’s fairly late by American standards. Up until that time all water for drinking, cooking and bathing was hand carried into the house. Water was also carried in by buckets to […]