Category: Gardening

Seeing Spring Around the Corner

We are starting to see spring around the corner.  Sure, it’s 30 degrees outside now….but the sun was out today and it warmed up enough to send the kids outside in a coat to run around.  We’ve had a long,…

I Added Homestead Blessings and Venture Academy Links

Have you heard about Homestead Blessings?  It’s a great new DVD’s series from our friends over at Franklin Springs…and it’s all about homesteading topics!  Gardening, Herbs, Candlemaking, Breadmaking…Canning.  Franklin Springs says about the Homestead Blessing series…… “The West ladies are back…

.35 cent sample seed packages

A friend of ours passed along this information to us about where to get .35 cent sample seed packages.  Here’s the link to Le Jardin Du Gourmet.  You can print out their catalog from their website.  Then, of course, a favorite…

Upcoming Fall Ramblings

Ever feel like you fell off the wagon 3 miles back and have been running behind its dust trail trying to catch back up with it?  Or feel like the mound of laundry grows to monster size proportions in seconds…

Ma’s always preparing

Here’s a little excerpt from the book, Every Farm Tells A Story by Jerry Apps.  I’ll have an upcoming book review for this book soon but since I’m in the vein of talking about Ma…. Another of Ma’s projects, the…

Beautiful July in the garden

Thanks to a Canadian cold front, we have been enjoying some incredible weather!  It was 75 degrees today and beautiful.  We were eating supper outside tonight and it felt like spring or late September!  It was wonderful.  In the garden…

Slow Food vs. Fast Food

Our friends over on Beaverdam Creek, run an organic family farm and run a popular CSA program.  You should check out their website and blog and see all the great things they do.  They “grow slow food” and supply their customers weekly…

Green Beans in the Garden

Have I mentioned how much I like the hay mulch gardening method?  I just wanted to reiterate how GREAT it is!  We are just now getting to the point where we are bringing in something from the garden on a…

Food Fascism, Southern Culture, and My Garden

Thomas Moore, the chairman for the Southern National Congress, wrote a great essay late last month, that is well worth sharing.  He gives a great high level fly over of the root problem in the corporate food industry.  It doesn’t…

Weed Control for the Garden — Mulch

I have tried to keep the weeds under control this year.  The weeds are not taking us over and it has proven to be much better than the previous gardens we have had.   It has required continuous monitoring and mulching.  I have pulled…

A Food Inc. Movie Review

Here’s a Food INC. movie review from some friends of ours: Well, we just got back from the movie. Their answers to the problem seemed to rely too much on government, interestingly the same people they place a large portion…

Beans and Mators – Seed Savers

It is amazing how many videos are coming out that deal with sustainable agriculture.  We have watched several lately that I will be sharing as we have time.  For now, if you interested in saving seeds, and specialty beans, this…

Mulch Gardening

I have tried to be way more proactive in trying to control the weeds this year.  Weeds can be very discouraging as they attempt to strangle out your garden.  And since my garden is an organic garden, I don’t use…

Garden Thoughts

I absolutely love the garden.  I think I have always loved gardens.  I would love to turn our whole yard into one big giant, garden jungle with lots of herbs, fruits and veggies if there wasn’t such a thing as weeds. …