Category: Gardening

Sprouts of Real Food

After paying $5 for a small bag of red onions, all I could think about was, “I can’t wait to start my garden!”  (butterfly pollinating our cherry tree) A garden not only provides a large family with a bountiful harvest…

Speaking of Gardening…

Over this next month, our family will be preparing to move to our farm.  My computer blogging time is limited, but after we get settled and my quadrant 3 activities are organized (Ha), my blogging format will be changing.  You…

Updates on a Winter Garden

This is my first try at winter gardening. So far, it isn’t by any means feeding us, but is a hobby that reminds me of how scary it would be if I was responsible for actually growing all our food.…

Real Homegrown Pumpkins and Barn Cats

There are still things in life that are real.  I laugh when I read something on a food label that says something like “made with real cheese” or “contains real blueberries”  — as opposed to made with “fake cheese” and…

Fall Gardening with Garbage Plants

This year we decided to try year-round-gardening. This past spring/summer, the only things we managed to grow were tomatoes and marigolds and pumpkin plants. Today, I pulled the pumpkin plants we started a month or so ago being that the…

Full Days out on a Farm

Since moving to our little 2 acre place in the country, I can’t remember a more busy time in my life involving multiple activities. I still have the usual laundry and cooking and babies. That in itself takes up more…

Labor and Work: Good for the body and soul

Even with all our house work (remodel), we have enjoyed working outside on gardens, vines, clearing land, tearing down falling-down outbuildings…. The children have thrived on full days of exercise, mud, working with tools, playing house and building all sorts…

Blueberry Adventure

Blueberry picking proved to be fun experience! We visited a good sized berry patch located on the grounds of a country church nestled in the rolling hills of Tennessee. Although a sultry summer day, we enjoyed picking the abundant fruit…