If you’re interested in learning about growing your own food, having chickens, raising pigs and canning your own food, keep reading. We like to make our own wine and go fishing in our time off.
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April 30, 2016 By Annie
If your family eats a lot of potatoes over the course of a year, then why not plant some? They are easy to grow and they are a great first crop for a new garden bed. They will help break up the soil, so give potatoes a try. As long as the soil is not too wet, you can plant your potatoes. Potatoes are one of the most versatile vegetables you can grow. Find some great potato recipes and discover delicious new ways to serve … [Read More...]
April 24, 2016 By Annie
Here's a good article about how commercial factories raise chickens in order to sell their eggs. I've included the link to the New York Times so please head over there to read the entire article. Supermarket eggs gleam with apparent cleanliness, and nothing might seem more wholesome than breaking one of them into a frying pan. Think again. The Humane Society of the United States plans to release on Thursday the results of an … [Read More...]
We got back to our Valley a few days ago. One of the highlights of road tripping is returning back to our own home. While we love going away and exploring, we are always happy to be home again. So we are settling back in and getting to work; after all the outdoor season has begun. Warm weather means all the snow is gone and we have even managed to miss the dreaded mud season that leaves our vehicles, driveways and rubber boots a total mess. … [Read More...]
April 17, 2016 By Annie
Spring is such a wonderful time of year. We’re outside more and enjoying it, whether we’re sitting on the porch or tramping through the woods. The best part of spring to me is that I can get back in the gardens. Right now, it’s too early to get into the still wet vegetable garden. I can however get into my perennial flower beds and do a cleanup. This is great, because later in the season, I usually have no time at all to work in the … [Read More...]
April 9, 2016 By Annie
I thought you might be interested in seeing how we built our Greenhouse. A Greenhouse is a fantastic addition to any home and it can be built cheaper than you may think. The picture above is a "temporary" Greenhouse that the Graham made soon after we moved here. This is what it looked like last year - we had squash, beans and cukes in there. For our next Greenhouses, Graham said we would reuse the roof panels from … [Read More...]