My greatest homesteading sin is that I don’t save seeds. Regardless of how you get into the homesteading lifestyle, whether it’s through keeping chickens or growing your own tomatoes or baking your own bread there is always a drive towards self sufficiency or need to survive and thrive on your own with no outside help. […]
I do a lot of gardening. I have a flower garden that runs the length of the house, several smaller areas scattered around and of course the orchard and vegetable garden. I do 99% of the work by hand with a small collection of gardening tools. The only power tools are the push mower and […]
I started growing alpine strawberries on a whim but they quickly become a plant I can’t live without. Alpine strawberries (Fragaria vesca) are closely related to wild wood strawberries. They have a truly unique delicious flavor. It’s a little bit tropical with a naturally sweetness. It’s impossible to describe.
Who doesn’t love mint? I wanted to grow mint because it’s delicious, it smells amazing and there are a ton of varieties. BUT I wanted an herb garden not a mint garden. If you’ve ever grown anything in the mint family you understand exactly what I mean. That is how the Whiskey Barrel Mint Garden […]
I’m a coffee girl no doubt. But occasionally the need for a nice glass of tea arises. Quite often the occasion is a crampy uterus set on world destruction. That’s when I turn to my stash of raspberry leaf tea. FYI this is going to get into TMI territory. And I’m not really sorry about […]