Once when I was a kid,, I heard an old lady at a church supper say, "There are two kinds of cooks at church suppers: the ones who bring biscuits out of a can, and the ones who bring biscuits made from scratch." LOL I want to be the type that makes the biscuits from … Continue reading Biscuit quest – try #1
Victory Gardens are making a comeback - time to start planning how you will help the food distribution chain in your local community!
I snapped a few pics this morning while out on the farm... This is a volunteer pumpkin... Luci sunning herself Daisy stalking bugs and imaginary mice The flowers and that big pumpkin all grew in this huge pile of dirt/cow manure setting near the new pig pasture...it turned into a pollinator garden and has been … Continue reading Morning pics
This happened five years ago; Facebook reminded me. I just had to share it here! LOL Oct. 27, 2012 On the way home from the field trip yesterday, just at the end of our road, I saw a HUGE hornets' nest about six inches off the ground (seriously, this thing was about 18" - 24" … Continue reading Hornets and Homeschooling
When we were at Noble Family Farm the other day, I asked the owner what she did with all of the leftover pumpkins once their season ended. She told me that they till them under back into the field. I asked her if I could have some of them once she was finished for the … Continue reading LOOK what we got for the asking!
I bent over to pick something up yesterday off the garage pad, and this caught my eye: Tiger moth caterpillars On further inspection of the plant, I also found a monarch caterpillar! Monarch butterfly caterpillar This is so exciting to me! Last summer, I planted a bunch of wildflower seeds in the front flowerbed, … Continue reading Look what’s on my milkweed plants!
This squash plant came up by the garage as a volunteer. I had both pumpkins and zucchini donated to my chickens last year, and I have no idea which one this is. I just left it alone. It's had lots of flowers, and the vines are big and strong, but nothing has come of it. … Continue reading Busy bees
I added video to the Striving Acres Facebook page. In a nutshell, honeybees have moved into the hive stored into the house garage!!! You have to see the video to believe it! Unfortunately, I can't share it here. Check out the Facebook page!
My mother will never visit me again...so she says...LOL