Twenty three years ago, my best friend and I met each other at the end of an aisle, and after saying ‘I Do’ and the feasting and merriment finished, we newlyweds retired to our quarters for the beginning of our lives together. So, what does this have to do with farming you might be asking? … Continue reading Crossing the Threshold
I do apologize for the lack of a post on Sunday, and, in essence, today. Life has been incredibly full, and as can happen, not everything on the ToDo list was crossed off. As I’m sure you’ve experienced, this is one of those times of year when schedules and different corners of each family member’s world … Continue reading Crazy-Hectic-Busy, or is it just Tuesday?
If you’ve never had a truly free-range grown at home egg, you are missing out. The shells are thick, often hard to crack open, the whites are full-bodied and filling; the yolks are the color of a tequila sunrise with a creamy butteriness I’ve only read about in books. We discovered this several years ago … Continue reading Chicken Rental? Rent the Chicken
Whew! The 3rd Annual NoCo Urban Homestead Tour is in the books! Thank you to all who opened their homes and backyards, and to the volunteers that organized and made it happen - I can honestly say that both hubby and I had so much fun exploring and observing the different approaches and techniques on … Continue reading The NoCo Urban Homestead Tour Wrap-Up
In case you missed it, the 3rd Annual NoCo Urban Homestead Tour is this Saturday, July 30th from 9:00 to 3:00. To share the excitement - we have two tickets to give away to one lucky winner. A benefit for Friends of The Gardens on Spring Creek and Loveland Youth Gardeners, the tour includes entry … Continue reading Sponsored Post: NoCo Urban Homestead Tour Ticket Giveaway
One of the unanticipated side effects of this crazy hot summer that we’ve been having is that the raspberries ripened far more quickly than expected. What normally is a harvest that is spread out over several weeks happened over a three or four day span. In years past, our 9 or so brambles produced enough … Continue reading Raspberry Preserves
Mosquito season has arrived with gusto! Spend more than 15 minutes outside in the early morning or evening, or in mosquito havens like the garden, and the flying syringes of death and discomfort will find you. Commercial bug sprays are the way to go if you need to repel several different types of insects, especially … Continue reading Homemade Mosquito Repellent