Category: Food waste

Rebooting the Victory Garden

A quick history lesson on the Victory Garden: Citizens were first encouraged to turn yards and vacant lands into food producing gardens in 1917 and they were called “war gardens.” During WW2, they were called “victory gardens” and they were a way to get… Continue Reading “Rebooting the Victory Garden”

Homestead-y week for winter

Sometimes it’s hard to have too much to post on here in winter. Nothing is really growing, other than the indoor plants. Absolutely nothing is being harvested and some days it feels like winter will be lasting forever! I am hosting a little local… Continue Reading “Homestead-y week for winter”

Imperfect review #2

Box number 2 arrived a day late, but in perfect shape. The funny part is that it wasn’t late due to the company. It was due to the weather. It snowed around 4 inches quickly on Tuesday! But, it still arrived nice and cold… Continue Reading “Imperfect review #2”

2020 Goals!

I have been setting goals for close to five years. Writing them down and reflecting on what I have achieved makes me feel much more accountable. One big change for my goals this year is that I’ve reduced the number of goals. I normally… Continue Reading “2020 Goals!”

Imperfect food review #1

In the winter we do eat a lot of our own canned food. However, we miss access to fresh foods. We can get a lot of things from the grocery store, but usually don’t. Why?! It’s because it usually doesn’t taste good. Things go… Continue Reading “Imperfect food review #1”

2019 Goals Finale!

Hello 2020! After staying up finishing my quilt on New Year’s Eve, I am proud to say that my goals went pretty well this year! 2019 can be best described as the craziest roller coaster ride that I have ever been on. The ups… Continue Reading “2019 Goals Finale!”

Beautiful December Week!

It has been so incredibly warm this week! Like, 60 degrees warm! I won’t complain at all! Let me share my favorite thing that I got for Christmas: I plan on riding this sweet ride to and from work when the weather allows. It… Continue Reading “Beautiful December Week!”

September 2019 Goals Update

Goals are meant to be crushed, right?! That’s exactly what I’m trying to do as a mom, teacher and organic gardener. But, I don’t feel like I have been focused enough on these goals. So, I’m going to be working harder in October! And… Continue Reading “September 2019 Goals Update”

Visiting Tylerton Island and learning about the Chesapeake Bay

The past few days I went on one memorable adventure. Since I was chosen as a teacher of the year, we were given a trip to Smith Island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay! I walked away with a great group of new… Continue Reading “Visiting Tylerton Island and learning about the Chesapeake Bay”

August 2019 Goals Update

Hello all! Can you all tell that I’m an elementary teacher and August is my crazy month!? Getting a classroom ready is a ton of work!! That ‘s where I have been! And now, the goal updates: 1. Sew my first quilt– The craft… Continue Reading “August 2019 Goals Update”