Tag: Cooking

Who we are!

Hello all! We have had a nice influx of new people to our little blog since Mavis over at onehundreddollarsamonth.com featured my husband’s Blacksmithing hobby! 1. So obviously, my husband is a backyard blacksmith! He’s pretty awesome and makes all kinds of metal creations,…

Baking/cooking and not spending $

This weekend is a continuation of below freezing weather. I’m really missing those warm summer days and growing my own food! However, I have been enjoying making soup with the tomatoes that I preserved and eating my own pickles, catsup, garlic and green beans!…

Expanding the garden!

We are already thinking about the 2018 gardening season and how to improve our soil, because I don’t think that our soil could ever be too healthy! There is a nice area between the garden and the sheds that I would love to turn…

So much canning! (And fall garden prep!)

You’d think that mid- summer is the busiest time for gardeners. Not true! Im busiest in late summer and fall! It’s prepping, picking, and preserving all of that produce! We had another sale yesterday! Only a few customers, but the rest of the produce…

Excitement and starting work

This year will be my 13th year teaching for the same county, so that’s starting to make me feel old! But that’s not the exciting part! We were featured on a page about gardeners from around the world! If you do Facebook, it’s on…

Pollinators, gardening, relaxing

Yesterday was just a really great day and not for any one certain reason. Ive been working on braiding the garlic that I’ve been harvesting! It will hang nicely on a few hooks that the mister made for me! In the garden, the cucumbers…

Walk through the garden 6/16/17

It has been quite a hot spell this week with temperatures almost in the 90’s everyday. Therefore, I have not bothered the bees because they are already hot and I’m not one to anger already angry insects that sting. I’ll start off with our…

March 2017 Goals Update

March was quite a mix of gross snowy weather and beautiful weather! Seeds have been started and we have been forging and sewing up a storm! So, here’s how it is going: 1. Zero waste our home! We already do a good bit to…

Cold weather, no garden, so yuck

I am beyond ready for spring! It’s still a little early for seed starting, and we are going through a cold spell. Gross. But, at least I have my crafting to keep me busy! So, yay for that! And we have a small craft…

Another busy weekend!

I’m so excited to say that there is only one half day of school left this week!! Whoo hoo! Last weekend was a crazy one! Lots of weird weather and business! It started out with some weird weather that resulted in some snow in…

The boy’s birthday weekend!

Creating less waste and buying less stuff can really be hard when celebrating life’s events. I knew the boy was going to be getting more stuff, so we started getting some of his less used things out if the house. (Like over 100!) First…

Halloween and garden fun

For the first time, we actually were able to harvest pumpkins and my boy was able to carve a good sized one! He picked out his favorite and did all the work himself! And of course we had to light it up to see…