Erin Sheehan





10/11/2013
The seeds of my journey toward self-sufficiency were planted years ago when I visited Grandma and Grandpa on the farm.
11/6/2013
The arrival of fall means time to sow our garlic crop on our urban homestead.
1/2/2014
Winter is our time to kick back and rest up from a busy growing season.
1/7/2014
An old-fashioned date nut bread recipe.
1/22/2014
Butternuts are plentiful in our neighborhood. This year we stole a few from the squirrels for ourselves!
2/20/2014
A kind gift prompted a reconfigured limoncello cake recipe.
2/27/2014
100-year-old Scarlet Runner Bean seeds from Grandpa will be part of our garden this year. It's almost seed-starting time for gardeners!
3/6/2014
Pick up a copy of Walden (from the library, of course!) for a bit of frugal inspiration this week.
3/21/2014
Some easy advice on starting seeds for beginners or any gardener!
3/26/2014
Three years ago we went from two cars to one. Being a one-car family has challenges but it's worth it.
4/1/2014
There's nothing wrong with a little pampering now and again, so why not use your own garden harvest to make yourself look and feel better?
4/9/2014
What better destination than farm and wine country!
10/16/2013
An easy way to make beautiful and tasty pumpkin pickles.
10/23/2013
Roasted peppers taste great all winter and are easy to make.
10/30/2013
Grandma and Grandpa had a spring piped into the house, with the help of a neighbor we have resorted to other means.
11/19/2013
We plant winter rye as fall comes to an end to help add "green manure" to our garden.
11/25/2013
Delicious and beautiful beet relish - tastes sweet, spicy and tart!
1/14/2014
Simple instructions for two versions of a sewn towel topper - an easy afternoon sewing project.
1/29/2014
Baking bread is not difficult, just time consuming, and very rewarding!
2/5/2014
Our experiment at the local community garden was a great success last year - we just renewed our plot for 2014.
2/12/2014
It's time to remember that 'frugal' is not a dirty word. Doing things for ourselves feels good and makes us less dependent on big companies to have a full life.
3/12/2014
Baking rolls is easy and fun. And they taste better than anything you will find in the store!
4/16/2014
We got our peas in over the weekend. Peas are easy and rewarding to grow - plant yours today!
4/23/2014
Making granola in the slow cooker is easy and it tastes great.




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