Category : Gardening

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“Plant flowers in others’ gardens and your life becomes a bouquet!” — Unknown I don’t know which is worse where a flower garden is concerned – chickens or dogs. The first year we were here, I painstakingly dug up tangles of stickers in the flower bed beside the house.  I super-splurged, and spent probably $100.00 on …
I have noticed lately how much my tastes have changed. I grew up in a home where the only ‘canned’ items I ate were usually purchased at a grocery store – with a coupon. Home canned items, that I can remember, were limited to Aunt Dot’s Peach Preserves and Aunt Evelyn’s Sweet Pickles. I still remember …
This year our main garden took a Sabbath Day rest. This principle comes from Leviticus (Chapter 25), and is in keeping with the entire Sabbath philosophy. As humans, we are asked to take a Sabbath Day rest once a week. In the matter of the land, it is once every 7 years (six years of …
I don’t know anything that says Spring as much as finally being able to plant a garden. All winter long we are cooped up inside, trying to avoid the weather, or wrapped up in enough layers just to keep warm long enough to do the outside chores. Everything seems so ‘locked up’, if you will. …
My greenhouse overflows with plants. With starting up the new business of selling vegetable and herb plants, we didn’t know how to plan for our first year. Although we did sell quite a few, there were still way too many left. It kills this Farm Wife to just let them die, and my garden is already …
Our main garden didn’t do so well this year. Due to the excessive rain we were late getting the plants in the ground. Although there were a few days I could actually get out there and hoe, primarily even that chore wasn’t done as it was either raining, or the garden was so muddy, one …
I was doing my Bible study the other night, and was reading about Noah. In the study section, the point was made that Noah built the ark, while God took care of the details – such as design, materials and getting the animals to the ark. This thought resonated with me, to the point of …
This is the time of year I live for. The heavy coats and sweaters are put away, and the shorts and tee shirts are brought to the front of the drawers and closet. The quilts and blankets are washed, hung on the line and stored away and the windows are thrown wide open to allow …
For the last Farm Women Exchange meeting, Kathleen did a talk and demonstration on starting from seed. She had some really great ideas as far as starting containers, including a plastic strawberry container – the kind you get when you buy them in the store. It has holes already in it, and a lid to …
It’s that time. Before you know it, you’ll be in the garden, planting your vegetables. If you are like me, while you are working, your mind is wandering off to all those wonderful meals you will be preparing with your harvest. One of the things I am always mindful of when selecting the plants I …
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