Nutrition in the Garden – Choose Wisely!

Nutrition in the Garden – Choose Wisely!

Is the high cost of food a concern? Is ready availability a thought? Do you consider nutrition when you plant your garden? How do you choose? Recently, I have read numerous posts on the severe weather we have had across this country. Due to the…

Preparing for a Fall Garden

Preparing for a Fall Garden

    I don’t know about you, but I have had the worst garden year ever! Here in NW Louisiana, we have had rain since late March. When it was time to plant the garden, it was pouring down rain. If the sun came out…

Victory! (Gardens, that is…)

Victory! (Gardens, that is…)

  “I would like to say, at this point, that we are not concerned only with encouragement of gardening in 1945. The Department of Agriculture and the State Extension Services have been advocating for more and better farm gardens for many years. I think we…

What’s on the Menu

What’s on the Menu

  Our crazy weather has its benefits. One day, we wake to white pastures and freezing temperatures. Within a day or two, it’s in the mid to upper 70’s and we have to use a knife to get out of bed, just to cut through…

Friendship Garden

Friendship Garden

“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…

The Flavor of Life

The Flavor of Life

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…

First Harvest

First Harvest

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…

Spring is Here!

Spring is Here!

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…

Mini Gardening

Mini Gardening

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…

The Monster

The Monster

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…

Just call me Noah…

Just call me Noah…

    Why should you call me Noah?  Well, it’s like this… I was doing my Bible study the other night, and reading about Noah. In the study section, the point was made that Noah built the ark, while God took care of the details…

Spring – Finally!

Spring – Finally!

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…