According to nature, this is going to be a cold winter; here’s what the leaves, the birds and the woolly bears are saying This is a terrible time of year to be a woolly bear caterpillar. I see them splattered and flattened all over the long country lanes where I live. When I’m driving…
Why We Switched to Reusable Paper Towels (and why you should, too!)
Paper towels are wasteful, bad for the environment and expensive; here’s how our family ditched them for good
Woolly Bears and Winter Forecasts
According to nature, this is going to be a cold winter; here’s what the leaves, the birds and the woolly bears are saying
Make Your Own All-Natural Granite Cleaner
A few inexpensive ingredients are all you need to make an all-natural and non-toxic homemade granite cleaner
Harvest Vegetable Barley Stew: A Perfectly Simple and Filling Fall Meal
Harvest vegetable barley stew is the perfect mix of hearty grains and healthy vegetables straight from the garden
Getting Ready for Autumn on the Farm
The girls are back to school, the garden is being harvested and preserved, and the weather has turned downright chilly in the morning. It’s time to start thinking about getting ready for autumn.
Homemade Apple Scrap Vinegar
Apple scrap vinegar is the perfect way to use up all the “trash” from your apple harvest, and makes a healthful and versatile vinegar in the bargain!
October 15, 2018
Setting in the garlic is the final crescendo and the overture of the next movement all in one I know the season is really and truly at it’s end when I tuck the garlic into the ground. Even if there are still chores to be accomplished — and there are most definitely a lot of them —…
October 12, 2018
Paper towels are wasteful, bad for the environment and expensive; here’s how our family ditched them for good When we moved out to the farm a year ago, we decided it was past time to make the switch and live a more mindful, healthy, sustainable and eco-conscience lifestyle. We were already making small steps…
October 8, 2018
Keeping your perennials and other landscape plants alive throughout long harsh winters is possible with these simple tips I don’t know about the weather where you are, but here in the Pacific Northwest it’s fall for sure and good. If you tend a garden like I do, whether it’s in a small suburban backyard…
October 1, 2018
A few inexpensive ingredients are all you need to make an all-natural and non-toxic homemade granite cleaner A few years ago I began switching over to natural and homemade cleaning products. They’re far cheaper than store-bought cleaners, and so much better for the health of the environment, and the health of me and my…
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