June! Sometime in the very depths of November, I had a dream in which it was June. In my dream I remember being so glad that it was finally summer because the winter had seemed endless. When I woke up I was, predictably, crushed. It wasn’t even technically winter yet. Well, now that June is actually…
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!
May 26, 2016
As you might expect at this time of year, we have been BUSY with garden chores. During the week, when I’m not at work or shuttling the girls between school, ballet and swimming lessons, I’m trying to get out to the farm to weed, to plant and to water. We try to give the farm…
May 22, 2016
I finally got tomatoes planted in the greenhouse on the farm today! Jasper tilled the dirt with well-rotted manure and sand, and then we buried coils of soaker hose around each plant. The hose will be connected to a timer, and it will hopefully turn on twice a day for about 10 minutes. Tomatoes like a…
My name is Lacey, and this is where
I write about sustainable gardening,
raising animals on our small family farm,
my kids, my husband and living a
simple, natural life.
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