• Harvest Vegetable Barley Stew: A Perfect Fall Meal

    September 19, 2018

    Harvest vegetable barley stew is the perfect mix of hearty grains and healthy vegetables straight from the garden   The shift in the air is no longer almost imperceptible.  It is a bold stroke across the landscape now; a slash of crimson and orange on the otherwise green hills. The air is crisp and cold…

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  • Those Old Heirloom Apple Trees

    September 16, 2018

    Everywhere I look, there are jewels in the trees. Apple season.  The air is sugared with the sweet scent of fruit warmed by the September sun. Driving down country lanes, my eye is drawn almost constantly to the bright red orbs of apple trees.  They grow wildly and randomly; in the middle of an empty…

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  • Simple Tips to Help Wildlife and the Environment

    September 10, 2018

    Now that the weather has turned toward fall, I see more and more wild creatures on the farm. Deer, of course, are everywhere, drawn to the delicious scents of apples.  I haven’t seen any bears yet, but I have seen seen their berry-studded scat in the upper field.  I even hear the frogs singing away at…

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  • Getting Ready for Autumn on the Farm

    September 6, 2018

    We’ve had a great summer, but the time flies quickly.  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. It’s so easy to have a stunning garden during the summer while…

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  • Planting Seeds: Gardening with Kids

    September 1, 2018

    This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to see my disclosure page. How can parents who love to work in the dirt make sure that gardening with kids is fun and enjoyable, too?  Here are some tips to help.   Kids love to play in the dirt!  Working in a garden, parents and children can…

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