HOW COULD WE HAVE A WORLD WITHOUT THESE?

Those of you have been following me know that I am a “natural” nut.  Our farm and gardens are all grown using natural methods.  We do not like or use chemicals, nor do we care for hybrids (as most will not produce viable seeds for the next year growth), or GMO’s.  We grow mainly heirloom … Continue reading HOW COULD WE HAVE A WORLD WITHOUT THESE?

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PLOWSHARE THURSDAY – COMPANIONS.

The thing I am most grateful for in our gardening endeavors today is that we learned how to use “companion planting” to our benefit! Those that may not have heard of this before: It is the method of planting that puts one or more plants next to each other, to naturally protect and strengthen them. … Continue reading PLOWSHARE THURSDAY – COMPANIONS.

WHEN TROUBLE COMES IN THREES WHAT CAN YOU DO?

I started this post but got too wordy. So, instead, I am going to tell you a story. Once upon a time, there was a young, old woman who loved to garden. She loved the seeds, the starts, the transplanting and even the weeding. This young, old woman was so into her gardens that she … Continue reading WHEN TROUBLE COMES IN THREES WHAT CAN YOU DO?

PLOWSHARE THURSDAY- Good Bug, Bad Bug – Who’s what?

I must give a major shout-out to MNN.com again!  They seem to be providing the best info at a perfect time!  My helpful hint from them this week is much more than a hint: Good bug, bad bug: How can you tell the difference? Not only did they provide outstanding specific information on the good … Continue reading PLOWSHARE THURSDAY- Good Bug, Bad Bug – Who’s what?

JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE TO GO OUT – NOT AGAIN!

Funny how quickly the spring can make me just fly out the door with joy! The smells of all the new flowers, after the first good thunderstorm, and new mown hay excite me into the season. Just when I thought it was safe to go out and I am prepared for all the nasty critters … Continue reading JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE TO GO OUT – NOT AGAIN!

DO YOU HAVE A SECRET YOU CAN’T WAIT TO SHARE?

I love doing research!  I seem to be always digging for something either new-and-improved or looking for the next helpful hint for the farm and gardens.  This blog is about one secret that I came across during my early research days (early meaning before we moved to this small farm). One of the first things … Continue reading DO YOU HAVE A SECRET YOU CAN’T WAIT TO SHARE?

WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND OUR GREENHOUSE? – Part 4 (last one)

Answers to all the little questions. I think the first three Saturday blogs answered the “Why did we do it?”     “What did we do it for?” and  “Why so big?” questions. This final bit of our greenhouse process will hopefully answer more questions.  Please feel free to write me if you have more after this! … Continue reading WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND OUR GREENHOUSE? – Part 4 (last one)