Spring is here, spring is here! Who doesn't love warmer days, lush green grass and bright flowers popping up everywhere? Spring gets me motivated to spring clean and get our outdoor spaces just as inviting as the indoors. And that means flowers! Flowers in pots, flowers in the garden, and flowers from hanging buckets. Yes, … Continue reading Spring Flowers in Metal Buckets
I don't think I ever got around to introducing a couple of our new farm family members. First, Dolly the Donkey! Dolly is a 3 year old Jerusalem Mini Donkey. She's VERY shy and skittish. She hasn't warmed up to us yet, but more importantly, she and the goats have warmed up to each other. … Continue reading Welcome home, Dolly & Rio!
'Master Tonic' is supposed to be an amazing anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic tonic to take through the winter months or whenever you're feeling under the weather. Also known as 'Fire Cider', Master Tonic is made with raw garlic, horseradish, turmeric, ginger, onion, hot peppers, lemon and apple cider vinegar. All of these ingredients have … Continue reading Master Tonic for Cold & Flu Season
I can't take credit for this idea- I saw it on Instagram and thought it was genius. It's a 'picture keeper' from Michaels and has individual containers so you can separate seeds by type. I'm not a great gardener by nature, so I often reference the seed packets for info. So being able find them … Continue reading Organizing Your Garden Seeds
I've been going through seed catalogs and making note of what seeds I wanted for spring planting, and placed my seed order tonight. Some of the same varieties that have done well for us, and some new varieties I'm really excited about. Like Tennessee Red Peanuts and Luffa Gourds. Also known as loofahs! In its … Continue reading Super Duper Seed Swap 2017
Last summer I fell in love with making soap. Specifically cold process soap making. It's therapeutic, it's creative, and I have a lot of fun with it. It teaches a lesson in patience because once you have made a batch, un-molded it and cut it, it has to cure for 6 weeks. During this cure … Continue reading Handmade Eucalyptus Goats Milk Soap
Happiness is finding one last pound of your homegrown bacon at the bottom of the freezer! I thought all of the bacon had been eaten months ago...but I found the very last pound of smokey, salty goodness hiding under a meat chicken. As I was cooking the bacon to add to dinner tonight, I realized … Continue reading Home Cured Bacon