My biggest challenge during garden season (okay every season) is to run my household efficiently. Some days I look at my house and sigh with despair. Maybe you are like me, running a mile a minute and trying to manage everything in a 24 hour time period. And perhaps somewhere in between trying to sleep […]
I rarely review books since I just don’t have the time. However, when Jan of the Nerdy Farm Wife sent me her new book, “101 Easy Homemade Products for Skin, Health & Home,” I was thrilled. I always wanted to start making my own homemade products since I grow so many herbs. Avoiding synthetic chemicals […]
The Philadelphia Flower Show 2016 paid reverence to the National Parks. I dream of traveling around our country to see all the parks such as Yellowstone and Yosemite. Unlike last year’s splashy show, the foliage was natural and true to form of the parks. Walking around the exhibits was so calming and refreshing although […]
Usually you hear about people tapping maple trees, but there are several other trees you can tap as well including walnut and birch trees. Although I have birch trees, I decided to tap a walnut tree. (Teri at Homestead Honey wrote a post about walnut tapping which fascinated me.) My inner child cartwheeled with glee […]
Why does Spring make you want to clean? I have this natural instinct to open the window, dump drawers, and scrub like a mad woman. But here’s the rub. Are your chemically laden cleaning products making you a mad woman or man? Stop! Learn why you need to make the jump to safer cleaning products. […]
Calendula is my go to flower in the summer. Behind those cheery yellow and orange blossoms is a whole lot of awesome calendula benefits. Calendula has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that aid in healing so many aliments. So, let’s jump right in and you will see why I love this plant. And as an added […]
Calendula is one my favorite flowers. It is one of those plants you want to add to your garden. Not only do the bees and butterflies love it, it makes a wonderful salve and tea. So, let me show you how to grow calendula. I got you covered from A to Z about this plant.
As the seed catalogs start to flood in, everyone scampers to buy tomato, pepper, and zucchini seeds. In our conquest to become more sustainable, how about trying to grow hulless oats this summer? You have to act fast since oats need to be planted in the spring. And they are harvested just in time […]