In the MUCK of life perseverance prevails!

In the MUCK of life perseverance prevails!

In the MUCK of life beauty comes forth from periods of hardship and boy has this winter been a hardship in our gardens.We have had one of the longest, coldest, + most snow fallen in decades. After weeks of below freezing winter, the muck in our life can last too long and it seems as … Continue reading

We live in a supersized society, but “right sized” might be better for us…

We live in a supersized society, but “right sized” might be better for us…

Why do we have to supersize everything?We need to start being more innovative and solving our solutions by making things happen with what we have, don’t you think? Sarah Susanka an architect that started the Not so Big house Series  feels that we don’t need “bigger houses” we just need to “rework our space” to … Continue reading

Eat your Anthocyanins every day and keep the doctor away!

Eat your Anthocyanins every day and keep the doctor away!

My middle daughter painted her room purple one year, and my husband thought he would go insane. It was too funny watching him cringe every time he went into the room. She loved the color purple, and I have to agree I was a bit apprehensive at first, but it looked great! I am painting … Continue reading

Let me introduce  you to a lady that was ahead of her time before the term Urban Farms/Urban Homesteads/Urban Gardening was even introduced!

Let me introduce you to a lady that was ahead of her time before the term Urban Farms/Urban Homesteads/Urban Gardening was even introduced!

Rosalind Creasy has been doing this for at least 40 yrs!!Way before all these urban “coined” terms were up and running, and she was ahead of the times with growing food on city lots in the 70′s. Shoot she was doing this before I even finished high school and owned a city lot to attempt edible … Continue reading

I love my newspaper pots they make growing in small spaces affordable!

I love my newspaper pots they make growing in small spaces affordable!

I integrate a variety of growing methods into my urban potager, and  John Jeavons biointensive is one that I find works well for small spaces. I start in January, and I am in the dirt until fall! This year I am growing more plants for people who need help growing. My newspaper pots are the most … Continue reading

Today, a 13 yr old boy, Logan showed me how wisdom does not always come with living a long life…

Today, a 13 yr old boy, Logan showed me how wisdom does not always come with living a long life…

It has been a longer winter than usual because our dog, Punky is not going to be with us next winter. When I was diagnosed with cancer in 2000, I selected a puppy from our local animal shelter at that time with my middle daughter who was in grade school. There were eight puppies left … Continue reading