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Harvesting and Roasting Fresh Sunflower Seeds

Our goal this year for the garden was to try and use as much as we possibly could during harvest for our families consumption and use! Trying to think outside of the box and use, freeze, process and can as much of the plants and herbs that we could! Harvesting and roasting fresh sunflower seeds …

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Fresh Roasted Tomato and Herb Sauce – Can or Freeze

This past week I made some fresh roasted tomato and herb sauce that you may can or freeze! This recipe is easy and absolutely delicious and only calls for a couple of minor adjustments if you plan to can it! I chose to freeze this first batch so that we have a quick pull out …

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How to Create the English Gardens of Your Dreams

Dreaming of having your own English gardens around your home? Stop dreaming and start making your yard the whimsical place you want it to be with the tips and tricks in this post! Don’t you just love English gardens? I sure do. I’ve dreamed of having one since I was a little girl. Last year, …

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Survival in a Broken World: Can You Hack It?

Government offices are shutting down. Schools are closed to millions of children. Major corporations are working from home and some people have lost their jobs altogether. What’s your plan for survival in a broken world? Let me just start by saying, How Are You? I hope that wherever you are you’re safe and well! Just …

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Unique Gardening Gifts for Your Favorite Plant Lover

Looking for some unique gardening gifts? Look no further! Here’s 8 ideas that are guaranteed to make your favorite dirt digger smile! As you know, I’ve been spending a lot of time in the garden. In fact, I’m out there every afternoon, as long as the weather cooperates. All this extra time out there leaves …

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Top 5 Children’s Store Bought Bathtime Washes with Clean Ingredients

Having three little ones that all have my sensitive skin I have learned the ropes in what does or doesn’t work for us, all the while advocating for cleaner ingredient products for my family. Here is a wonderful list of my top 5 children’s store bought bathtime washes with clean ingredients…. There are SO many …

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How to Dehydrate Mint and Ways to Use It

Love mint, but hate paying the ridiculous prices for it at the store? Grow your own instead and learn how to dehydrate mint for tons of different uses below… Growing mint of any kind is not a difficult gardening task. Honestly, it’s probably one of the best things to start with if you’re just getting …

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How to Make Lilac Infused Oil and Ways to Use It

Lilac contains natural astringent properties making it perfect to soothe skin problems! As an astringent, lilac is helpful in tightening and toning skin which not only makes your skin look healthy and glowing, but it helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, too! In addition to being a natural astringent, lilac also contains anti-fungal and …

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Foolproof Method For Hard Boiling Farm Fresh Eggs

Are you searching for a foolproof method for hard boiling farm fresh eggs? Look no further – I’ve got you covered. Honestly though, getting that perfect hard boiled and easy peel egg can be a bit challenging. Then add in another challenge and try it on farm fresh eggs! Yikes!  I didn’t even know that …

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Companion Planting Your Vegetable Gardens

The benefits of companion planting your vegetable gardens is endless. If planned right you can boost your harvest and overall crop health significantly. Companion planting is great for your plants, soil and can even be good for wildlife if done correctly. You can keep away pests, welcome in pollinators, improve overall crop tastes and even …

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Save Money With Homemade Cleaning Supplies

Are you sick and tired of spending your hard earned money on expensive cleaning supplies? This post has recipes for homemade cleaning supplies to use in every room in your house! Using homemade cleaning supplies is one of the easiest ways to save money! Most recipes, for cleaning supplies, include the same or similar ingredients, …

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How to Protect your Chickens from Avian Flu

Avian flu is sweeping through the country and farms everywhere are having to euthanize their entire flocks. As a backyard chicken keeper, I’m overwhelmed with the idea of my sweet ladies getting this flu and I’ll bet you are too! So, I’ve been researching like crazy, trying to figure out the best way to protect …

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