Peppers - both sweet and hot - are the Herb of the Year for 2016. A brief history of peppers and how to use them.
It is curious that a garden gives us hope when so much can go wrong!
The ups and downs of life and the hope of renewal in spring's awakenings.
You can save money on back to school supplies, without going bankrupt. These ideas will help you save money, and even the environment, by changing the way you do "Back To School."
A unique way to make moist tasty cornbread plus a quick side dish to go with it.
My adopted 'grandmother' who came with the family when I married was one of the sweetest people I have ever known - and taught me valuable skills to boot!
Transplanting seedlings and hardening off plants.
You never realize how much you already know about the self-sustaining lifestyle - until you start doing it on your own!
Sometimes it's not about the success of what you're trying, but the fact you tried at all – and learned something from it.
If you haven't built your hoop house yet, you can still have fresh homegrown salad greens.
There is always something new you can learn or try, even if it is just a vegetable such as Swiss chard. Experiencing it with a granddaughter just adds to the pleasure!
We are trying to eat more 'greens' and found that buying organic can get costly. I planted plenty this year in hopes of having a good crop to make many green smoothies in our new Vitamix.
An update of spring tasks and happenings at Green's Organic Farm and Apiary.
There are many common sense ways to be kind to the planet (and the wallet), but here are a few other simple ideas.
After gathering lots of old windows to build a greenhouse, life happened. We decided a mini version would be perfect this year!
Be healthier and lower your carbon footprint by using alternative water softener solutions.
When I couldn't find the right sized tablecloth just a day before having 12 people over for a ministry meeting and lunch, I had to figure out how to make one with materials I keep on hand. Because the nearest department store is an hour away, buying one wasn't an option.
One of the first veggies of spring happens to be one of my favorites, peas.
When space is at a premium, creating a multi-use structure is a must.
For my next installment on the blog, I’m FINALLY getting around to telling you about my little greenhouse(ish) project on the patio of my apartment.
From a table-top to yard. How our Christmas tree became a living Christmas tree.
Fall Honey Harvest
We married young and moved to the city, where jobs and responsibilities to our four children choked out dreams of any other lifestyle.