Snow-Covered Herb Garden In the foreground is our culinary and medicinal garden. In the background is the food forest on terrace. We are excited about adding many different medicinal herbs this year to our established garden: yarrow, chaste tree, calendula and plantain just to name a few. In the food forest we will adding more […]
Utilizing cold frames to get an early start and extend the season is one of easiest and most reliable ways to get a jump on the growing season. Have you ever listened to people talk about building high tunnels and greenhouses? They often are mired in cumbersome grant programs with costs in the thousands […]
Medical care, even on a small scale, is something no household can avoid. Knowing how to care for your family with herbs you have on hand is a skill that will lead to great self-reliance. I do believe that western medical care has a vital place, life-saving care is their specialty and they are great […]
Just a few tips for Winter. Add your own in the comments!
https://youtu.be/d9uzbOnJj0E A quick video showing our fresh greens production: Swiss chard, arugalu, spinach, kale, and a few types of lettuce. One of the best books we know of on season extension: Four Season Harvest Affiliate link.
https://youtu.be/_xdcmPfprVk This video covers the pros and cons of using the “natural” germination method. Check out this book on plant Propagation and these grow lights to get you started. Affiliate links.
https://youtu.be/9u29VdKkTGA This video talks about using grow lights for Germination and the cost of growing in this manner. You have to consider all costs including: energy, seeds, replacement cost for equipment, pots, potting soil etc… Check out this book! and these grow lights. Affiliate links.
INGREDIENTS 1 pound loaf of French or Sourdough bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (you can use bagged bread cubes if you wish, you’ll need around 12 cups) 1/2 pound ground pork sausage, browned 1 stick of butter 1 cup granny smith apples finely chopped 1-1/2 cups finely chopped celery (leaves and all) 3/4 cup onion finely […]
http://youtu.be/-68FT-eXX1M This video talks about the differences in Cross Pollination and Self Pollination and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Ultimately, these concepts help us to decide methods of plant Propagation depending on what we are trying to achieve. Our favorite Plant Propagation Book
I admit, this isn’t the healthiest recipe out there, and that’s okay. It’s one of my family’s favorite holiday snacks, this and homemade “Chex mix with a twist”. I have a policy – if I’m going to have a treat it is going to be a delicious, decadent, full fat, full calorie, make-it-worth it treat. […]