Guess what I found out this morning? Pencil shavings can go in the compost bin or be sprinkled around your plants! They're good for repelling gnats in houseplants when on top of the soil according to The Plant Doctor (on the Rachel Ray Show in March 2020). Hopefully my classroom plants will agree! I emptied … Continue reading Pencil shavings to plants
The pigs went to the butcher the weekend after Thanksgiving. Those girls were ENORMOUS! We picked up the meat today. Look at how many boxes of pork we got from these two pigs! These are pork chops. If I'd known they were going to be this big, I'd have only put two in a pack! … Continue reading That’s a lot of pork!
I see a lot of people complaining that they can't get bags of frozen french fries and other "convenience" foods right now. I can't help but notice that the produce section is pretty full of fresh fruits and vegetables...and then I realized that maybe some folks don't know you can make your own fries from … Continue reading Homemade French fries
It's been just over two years since Gramma Izzie died, but she just gave me a gift. Mystery gift from Gramma I was in her garage a couple of weeks before all this COVID-19 shutdown started, around the time I needed to plant those potato eyes, and I saw this ceramic pot of dirt setting … Continue reading A gift from Gramma
What do we do when we are self-isolating at home due to COVID-19? We work on farm projects like crazy! Ted worked again all day on Sunday and finished the new coop and chicken yard for the flock. Our plan is to fence in a second huge chicken yard by fall so we can rotate … Continue reading The flock moved to the new coop!
Check out how my potato scrap plants are doing in my Victory Garden!
Victory Gardens are making a comeback - time to start planning how you will help the food distribution chain in your local community!