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.

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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?

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)

FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT CARE, this is worth the read!

(A thought-provoking note for the first day of spring!) It may just be because we grow naturally and love Mother Earth. It may be just because I have an eight-year-old grandson that I would love to see grow up happy and healthy. Then again, it may be just because! We do not like to use … Continue reading FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT CARE, this is worth the read!

WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND OUR GREENHOUSE? – Part 3

How we set up the inside of our greenhouse and why? First, we were going to just dig in the ground – easiest right?  WRONG!  The bindweed from hell grows here.  I’m not sure you could call it growing, more like a hostile take-over!  It is aggressive, gets into everything, and doesn’t care what you … Continue reading WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND OUR GREENHOUSE? – Part 3

THRILLED FINDING MY NEW GUEST!

Gardens and gardening is a never ending adventure for me.  Every time I go out to them, I find something wonderful and amazing.  Today is her day: She is a common garden spider for out here.  The funny part is the first five years on our little piece of heaven; we did not see any … Continue reading THRILLED FINDING MY NEW GUEST!