Rain Barrels

Rain Barrels

    One of the most frugal gardening tips is having and using rain barrels.  Summers here can be brutal. And if we even think we want to garden, we had better be prepared for high water bill. In our efforts to be as frugal…

Grow your own Money

Grow your own Money

  It would be so convenient if an advertisement to ‘grow your own money’ would actually work.  But the reality is, there is no money plant.  Ron Finley, however, comes close:   “Growing your own food is like printing your own money.” – Ron Finley…

Friendship Garden

Friendship Garden

    One of my favorite gardens in the city was a Friendship Garden.  Every time a certain flower bloomed, I recalled the person who gave it to me, and it made me smile. But on the farm, there were drawbacks to this…   “Plant…

Growing Herbs Indoors

Growing Herbs Indoors

    Growing herbs indoors is a great way to keep freshness in your food during the cold months of the year. Winter is coming on, and I can just about smell and taste the soups and stews bubbling on the stove and fresh bread…

Kids in the Garden

Kids in the Garden

    Kids in the Garden? It seems unheard of these days. It amazes me how many children today think their food simply comes from the grocery stores. Somewhere, somehow, there is a magical wand out there that, with one smooth wave, produces fried chicken,…

The Flavor of Life

The Flavor of Life

    The flavor of life is something that should be savored. Especially if it is coming out of your garden!   Just so you know: This post contains affiliate links; if you click on a link and make a purchase I might make a…

Gardening with Bees

Gardening with Bees

    Gardening with bees is, well, just the bees’ knees! As I am sure you can tell by now, I love having bees. The research is fascinating. I love working them, observing them, and I love their honey! In part, I also love the…

First Harvest

First Harvest

      The first harvest of a garden is a time to celebrate. Yet, everything has it’s season.  Another gardening milestone is a time for rest.   Just so you know: This post contains affiliate links; if you click on a link and make…

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…

Garden Tips For the Beginner

Garden Tips For the Beginner

    Reading garden tips when you are a beginner is an easy way to take the confusion and intimidation out of gardening.  My friend Casey is new to growing a garden, and asked me how to do it. Just in case there are more…

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…

Fun with Herbs

Fun with Herbs

      This past week I’ve been having fun with herbs. Whether you cook, clean, cure or craft with them, they are truly handy plants to have. As a gardening advocate, I think everyone should have at least a couple of things they love…