Celebrating 50 Years!

I am celebrating 50 years….born 50 years ago in 1966! Holy moly how did THAT happen? For the last month, I have been dreading turning 50, thinking I will be an ancient, old lady. 😀 I mean really, 50 – a half-of-a-century.  This week I had the realization that it is always better to celebrate … Continue Reading

Just Another Day On The Farm

Today was a productive day! I got a ton done, thanks to the help of my interns and good friends, Andrea and Leila. Three sets of hands definitely make light work!!!   We rotated a few mushroom logs, planted passionflower vines, planted a couple cantaloupe and squash plants, weeded , harvested a boatload of comfrey and planted the … Continue Reading

What's Your Favorite Seeds?

Today is cold and windy and just blah! Or it could be blah because I have company in my house that has been here for over two weeks now!!! 😀 Only about 60 days til Spring – yippee! I am digging out my seed catalogs to narrow down my selections of what to order. What’s your … Continue Reading

Day 15: Frugal Out Of Necessity

We are moving into the last 8 days of our 23 Day Frugal Living Challenge. Wow is it flying by! Day 15 is deciding whether you are Frugal by Choice or Frugal By Necessity. Remember this quote and smile. 🙂   Read on for an amazing eye opening post written by Andrea Bodevin at Frugally Sustainable … Continue Reading

Day 3: Downsizing Your Home

  ”Small rooms or dwellings discipline the mind, large ones weaken it.” ~Leonardo Da Vinci Have you ever thought that downsizing your home would be beneficial to your wallet and your sanity? These days, BIGGER is BETTER or is it? So many people have lost their homes over the past four or five years with … Continue Reading

Visiting the Amish & Trip to the North

Happy Day after Mother’s Day to all moms out there. 🙂 Phew it has been a whirlwind of a month so far with our trip to New York, homeschooling year coming to the end, Herb Certification class this year – each month and two busy Farmer’s Markets this week!!! I wanted to recap my trip … Continue Reading

Visiting the Amish & Trip to the North

Happy Day after Mother’s Day to all moms out there. 🙂 Phew it has been a whirlwind of a month so far with our trip to New York, homeschooling year coming to the end, Herb Certification class this year – each month and two busy Farmer’s Markets this week!!! I wanted to recap my trip … Continue Reading

Garden Progress

Garden progress update! A neighbor of mine recently cut down an acre or two of trees to make room for some goats. The trees had to sit awhile before being cut up and mulched and this past week they were thrown into the chipper and mulch was made, lots and lots and lots of mulch!!! … Continue Reading

Field Trip at Rancho Alegre Farm

Every so often I get a call from Pilar at Rancho Alegre Farm, http://ranchoalegrefarm.com/ in Dacula asking me to help out with an upcoming field trip. Well this past Wednesday I went on over to work the petting zoo! Awesome thing about homesteading and staying home…you get to work whenever the opportunity arises. Never a dull … Continue Reading

Oh Shiitake Mushrooms!

We hosted our first Shiitake Mushroom Workshop this past Sunday, thanks to Megan and Beau of My Quality Mushrooms. http://www.myqualitymushrooms.blogspot.com/ A week prior to the workshop, I tried my first shiitake mushrooms! Really, just recently because I do not like mushrooms, at least I thought I did not like mushrooms. 🙂 Those white button mushrooms … Continue Reading