Cornstalks on the ground, and Jasper tilling up the old pea patch for garlic. That’s what it looks like on the farm this week. The only things still standing are the late sunflowers and the pumpkins, which are slowly ripening. I didn’t feel as bad as I usually do cutting down the farm garden this year, knowing…
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!
September 26, 2016
When we began talking about moving out to the farm, one of the reasons Jasper was really excited about building a new house was that there were no flies in the upper field. When it was decided that we couldn’t build new and would instead fix up the old house, he mumbled something about having…
September 23, 2016
It’s no secret that I’ve been mourning the end of summer since August 31. But, oh my goodness, today autumn came in like a freight train. A freight train full of drenching rain. I console myself with the fact that we shouldn’t have a frost for at least another month, so I’m not exactly calling quits…
September 19, 2016
I’ve finally admitted to myself that the summer is at it’s bitter close; the long, languid twilights giving way to the darker days ahead. I used to wake with the sun at it’s 5:00 rise, check my clock, then pull a sheet up over my eyes for another blessed hour of sleep. Now, the alarm clock’s…
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My name is Lacey, and this is where
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