How To Get the Biggest Health Benefits from Fruits and Veggies

How To Get the Biggest Health Benefits from Fruits and Veggies

Note from Jennifer: Now that most of us are enjoying summer produce, it’s a great time to visit a local farmers’ market or grow your own. Paisley is here to share a little insight into why local is so much better than grocery store organic. Why You Need to Eat Fruits and Vegetables That Are In Season […]

The Garden Has Been Invaded!

My poor, poor vegetable garden. It has been taken over by invasive grass and gross neglect. Chronic fatigue and an overflowing schedule have put a damper on gardening this summer, yet somehow the plants still grow without careful tending. We had a rare 70 degree day yesterday and took advantage of it by spending an […]

Let’s Get Ready to Gaaaarden!

I’m tellin’ ya, gardening gets me pumped up like I have first row tickets to a de la Hoya fight. Watching garden seeds spring into life is such an adrenaline rush. I love being a homesteading geek. Radishes and cucumbers were our first arrivals. They did well in our garden last year, and I can’t […]

Let’s Plant a Garden!

This is finally my year to plant and harvest a full garden. Last year was, well, let’s call it a bit of a learning curve. You can read about some of the misadventures and misfits here. I did manage to prove that anyone can grow food though. :snicker: Today, we planted our first full garden […]

The Fall Garden Has Begun! {Garden Update}

Our organic heirloom vegetable garden is here! Baby radishes are the official start to our fall garden. Aren’t they cute little buggers? The carrot seeds have yet to do anything, but even experienced gardeners have trouble getting them to sprout. I’m going to do some research to see if there’s anything I can do to help […]

Wading Through the Weeds: Backyard Foraging {Part 1}

St. John’s wort is a wonderful mood booster I figured the ultimate in crunchiness would be to try suburban foraging, so off I went into the wild frontier…or, ahem, my weed-filled lawn. Whether it be edible, medicinal, or ornamental, I was determined to see what I could identify and use. Shall we see what resides […]

I’m A Gardener! {Veggie Garden Update}

It’s official! I am a vegetable gardener. Not necessarily a good one but my gardening guru told me that, if I’m getting food from my plants, I am in fact a gardener. I have learned that some plants are very forgiving no matter your thumb color, so I will forgo patting myself on the back […]

My Homesteading Goals

We are branching beyond REAL FOOD and learning to become self-sufficient suburbanites (we, like there’s a mouse in my pocket). Hubby is happy to let me go about my merry way and enjoys the results of my labors but isn’t very enthusiastic about becoming a homesteader. Luckily, Katie and I are having a blast. I […]