Tomatoes. Is there anything better than a fresh, homegrown, summer tomato? Probably not. As far as gardening goes, they are my personal holy grail. Last summer I didn’t get ANY tomatoes from our garden. Well, I got a few tiny green tomatoes….I made a salsa with them. But this year, I’m shooting for a much better tomato harvest. I planted… Keep Reading
Every spring we go strawberry picking at a local strawberry farm. It’s always a big highlight each year! The kids love it. Is there anything more quintessentially spring then strawberry picking?? Over the years we’ve done a lot of different things with all the strawberries we’ve picked, like making jam, freezer jam, fruit leather, and just eating them fresh! This… Keep Reading
Kids and gardening can be a challenge. But I still feel it’s important that they share in the wonder of gardening – even at 4 and 3 years old. Call me crazy, but I just do. I feel like if we can help nurture their curiosity and wonder, and help them gain the skills they need to garden now,… Keep Reading
I love spring! I love the sunshine and the new life. And I love that I can get back into my garden! We planted our spring garden a couple of weeks ago and we’ve got sprouts galore! But along with it we have bugs. Grrr.
Y’all, I’m reeeeeady for SPRING! I wanna get some seeds in the ground! It is no secret around my house that after Christmas day is over, I’m ready for warmer temps to arrive. To me, without the Christmas season there’s just no point to winter. And yes, that’s coming from a Floridian…I make no excuses. I grew up 10… Keep Reading
Nothing gets me quite as happy as playing in my garden. Even in the winter! Last week we did some serious garden prep work. We layered all kinds of things on our garden bed so that it can work it’s magic over the next 4-5 months before spring.
I’m obsessed with my dehydrator. It’s true. And I can’t believe that my husband had to do some serious negotiating with me to convince me to buy it…for $12 at the thrift store. Seriously?? What was I thinking!? Well, I’m glad I was convinced, because I am an absolute dehydrator convert now. I love it! I’ve used it to make… Keep Reading
You guys! I have such an exciting surprise for you! I’m teaming up with some really awesome bloggers to offer you a stellar giveaway! Y’all know I think vermicomposting is cool, and I even made a diy vermicomposting bin over the summer – and this Eartheasy giveaway is just so excellent, I couldn’t pass up the chance to share it with… Keep Reading
So, this whole garden thing has been a leeetle rough. I started this fall garden with so much hope for the future! Our spring garden had minimal success, but we did have a small harvest from it of carrots, potatoes, green beans, squash, a watermelon, and a few tiny green tomatoes. Nothing miraculous, but it was something. I tried my… Keep Reading
It’s now or never! Or at least not until next Fall… I know it’s Autumn, and we’re all super excited for sweaters, hot cocoa, and all things pumpkin, but Fall is the time for planting all your bulb flowers (and garlic too, actually). The exact time to plant is dependent on your zone, and here on our homestead, October is… Keep Reading