Category: Gardening

Factory Farms and Swine Flu

Quite a bit of information is coming out about the swine flu “pandemic”.  Here’s one of the thought provoking articles I read,  Mexican Lawmaker: Factory Farms Are “Breeding Grounds” of Swine Flu Pandemic.  Large-scale swine producers in Mexico deny that…

Garden Lettuce

I love garden lettuce.  I would love to grow lettuce year round since it grows well in cooler weather.    These are the starter plants I bought from the Amish community not too far from us.  They started off looking a bit…

Gardens are Growing

Even with cutting back, buying sales, and strategic meal planning and grocery shopping, many families are still seeing an increase in what they are spending on food and household supplies.  It isn’t so much the increase cost that is driving…

Gardening Roots

I use to think our garden spot was a big garden spot.  However, after seeing some of the gardens around here and realizing the reality of what it actually takes to produce enough food for a family..our garden spot is…

Gardening Thoughts

We have had beautiful weather the last couple of days…right before it gets cold again later this week.  I am ready to get out in the garden.  We still have some more prep work to be done before.  It is…

How to Plow a Field

This isn’t what I was searching for when I found this post, but I figure it will be useful when we get ready to plant some row crops soon. How to Plow a Field Enjoy the read.  I can sympathize…

Town Home Gardening

Don’t despair if you live in town and want a garden…You can still have a great, productive garden!  We planted our very first garden during our first year of marriage.  We lived in a tiny house in the middle of…

Green House Building

Dirt is finally being moved and arranged and metal stakes are being hammered in the ground.  The beginning stages of getting the green houses up are slow especially in cold, misty, dreary weather.  The boys have been actively engaged in…

One of our favorite catalogs…

Have you received your Seed Savers catalog yet?  We highly recommend them!  This catalog is a favorite around here and one we have been perusing the last couple of weeks…. Follow this link and have them send you one…

My $3.00 Free Wild Plants

We have lots of wild herbs and plants growing in our woods.  My boys have been digging up baby trees and replanting them in various places in our yard.  I was delivered this bucket of wild ferns and monkey grass sometime…

Making Herbal Remedies

This was so much fun!  We made several herbal remedies and mixed up some herbal teas.  We picked some mullein  growing back in the hollow and used in one of the remedies along with the rest of the herbs I…

Turkeys are Growing…

Turkeys are relatively easy to raise on a family farm.  However, being that they are ultra friendly and like to hang out around the humans — they quickly earned the name nuisance and ended up in their new home built out of hog…

Busy Week

We have been swamped this week.  One day this week the boys took care of a rooster problem we were having.  When roosters interfere with the humans getting sleep around here…they are out of here fast.  Last time it was…