Christmas is over! I, for one, am relieved. Don’t get me wrong, I like Christmas. I’m not The Grinch, by any means. I’ve been whistling Jingle Bells for weeks, and had fun decorating the tree and wrapping presents. There were parts of celebrating the holiday with young children that were pure magic. But I also…Read more »
Giant cabbages ~ Our garden’s gift, chopped, transformed ~ Into sauerkraut!
It’s Fricking Freezing, Mr. Bigglesworth! Sorry, I’m a product of the 90’s, I can’t even help myself. But seriously, it’s really damn cold here. This morning we woke up to a foggy, chilly Monday morning, complete with a seemingly half-hearted almost-rainbow. It’s like it wanted to be a rainbow, but couldn’t quite summon the energy.…Read more »
This morning as I was getting my daughter strapped into her carseat, I kept hearing the strangest sound. It was like gurgling, gargling, and groaning all combined – and as if it was coming out of the mouth of a hybrid cat-baby-bird creature. It was loud, and really weird. I asked my husband if he…Read more »
I have been failing miserably, lately, at staying on top of everything. I’m behind on laundry and vacuuming, I didn’t make it to the grocery store last weekend so we’ve been scrounging around in the freezer for leftovers, our plants from the greenhouse are only just now making it to the garden (late of course).…Read more »
One of the things we really want to do on our homestead is establish an orchard, where we can grow our own apples, plums, peaches, and cherries. Last year, we started down this road by planting two varieties of cherries: Morello (sour cherries) and Rainier (sweet cherries). I am not actually a huge cherry fan,…Read more »
They’re here!! Yesterday we received our order of black soldier fly larvae, and I am SO EXCITED!! I had never heard of these things before they showed up in our Portland compost bin a few years ago, so I have to assume that some other folks haven’t heard of them, either. Well, I’m here to…Read more »