Peas growing in a pot on the front porch steps I did it!!! I grew peas!!!! I don't have even enough to make a meal yet, BUT I GREW PEAS!!!!! Peas growing in the garden on the arch Is this not the cutest little baby pea you've ever seen?!? This is a big deal because … Continue reading I grew PEAS!!!!
Have you ever burnt food in a pan so badly that you were sure you'd have to throw the pan away? Let me show you how Gramma Izzie taught me years ago to clean it quickly and cheaply! You need cheap vinegar, baking soda, and tin foil. Please note: do NOT do this on a … Continue reading Don’t toss out that pan!
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
Yesterday was two years since you died, Gramma. I still miss you so much. I'd give everything I own to have you back. How can it be possible that I haven't seen or talked to you in two years? I don't even have the words to say what I'm trying to say. You told me … Continue reading It’s been two years, Gramma
Ted holding the first chick to hatch for us in 2020 I haven't hatched eggs out since the spring before Gramma Izzie got sick and died (two years ago on April 25th). It was something I did every year that she just dearly loved. Often, I'd have to give state testing to students on hatch … Continue reading EASTER CHICKS!!!
Last weekend early on Saturday morning, I cleaned out an upper kitchen cabinet to see what was in it, use up food close to its expiration, and basically find something to kill a couple of hours. I saved two plastic egg cartons, and on Sunday, Jake and I added a little dirt to them and … Continue reading Tomatoes!!!
Practicing self-isolation to flatten the curve of COVID-19 is working out well for our farm; we're getting all sorts of things finished on our weekends and some in the evenings after working from home all day! While Ted worked all weekend on the new coop (here and here), I undertook a few small projects of … Continue reading Great-Grandma’s old table gets a new purpose
Learn how to get in/out of the grocery store as fast as possible!
Victory Gardens are making a comeback - time to start planning how you will help the food distribution chain in your local community!
You can store potatoes from the grocery store long term in your house easily with what you already have on hand!