Every winter, we brush off the artificial pine needles and emerge from the holiday season with renewed interest in spring. We begin tidying the closets, sowing seeds under fluorescent lights, and counting the days until the first spring bulbs emerge from the ground…only to… Continue Reading “February – rest & recharge”
This post contains affiliate links. Today is the shortest day of the year, and our chickens are celebrating by taking time off of their egg-laying and exploring the last vestiges of fall in the yard. Our chickens are nearly a year old and are… Continue Reading “Solstice”
Ah, the joys of late summer! So many popular crops come into season – tomatoes, corn, zucchini, summer squash, peppers, and more! For us, this summer has been surprisingly mild and wet, but we are making the most of what we have.
This has been our most successful year of spring crops yet, and we think we can credit this to a few new methods this year!
It’s time to freshen up the blog with a new name, new layout, and a new garden announcement!
It’s time to push back on the traditional concept of “medicine” as pharmaceuticals and pharmaceuticals alone.
Browse Pinterest or any manner of positivity quotes and you’ll likely stumble across this bit: “Bloom where you’re planted.” It may be cliche, but for this spring, it’s an apt assessment of our gardens – and my anxious mindset during this pandemic. So much… Continue Reading “Bloom Where You’re Planted”
This spring has proven to be the most surreal experience. We had been gearing up for spring break, trying to plan all our big projects and organizing for one week, only to find out that Kansas closed schools for the rest of the school… Continue Reading “Teenage Girls and Coop Plans”
This post contains affiliate links. I hope this day finds you warm, well, and excited for spring! We are gearing up for an exciting season of growing and expansion. February finds us deep into seedling cultivation and baby chick planning. This spring, we have… Continue Reading “Late Winter, 2020”
I’ve been experimenting with making my own apple cider vinegar lately – on the surface, it seems very straightforward: ferment apple cider into vinegar. But, how do you know when it’s done, or that it’s actually vinegar and, therefore, actually beneficial? Apple cider vinegar… Continue Reading “pH Testing with Butterfly Pea Flower”