Sometimes you just need a friend to get you through the greatest challenges.
My mother's lessons in the garden, and my eventual understanding of the soul that is in gardening.
Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to save the world, to make things better, to be a hero. Well, I've long since accepted that I'm no hero, but I never forgot what an old farmer told me, "You wanna change the world, honey? Then start where you are, use what you've got."
What does this dream mean?
Giving our grandchildren their first ever campfire was a joy.
For my inaugural blog post for Capper's Farmer, I'd like to take a few minutes to explain myself. Trust me, I need to.
An interview with a real ranch woman who made the switch from executive secretary to ranch wife and loves it.
A small bench near a quiet pond on a cattle ranch. A Bible and a cup of tea.
Our hobby farm in the Sierra Nevada foothills has seen a few goats come and go.
People ask me how I can eat something I've raised. I'll try to explain it here.
Building berms around trees and shrubs is important for water-wise watering. Mulching is mandatory for water retention and helps keep weeds down. Manure berms are especially functional.
This blog is about handling “suprise” guests on your farm - something new to a city girl. It gives you a quick, simple and traditional recipe to have on hand for unexpected guests.
Let me introduce myself in this, my first blog, for the Capper's Farmer family.