Tag: Family

15 Things to Do With All the Apples You Need to Pick Before It Freezes!

15 Things to Do With All the Apples You Need to Pick Before It Freezes!

    What a crazy swing in the weather! Last week it was 80 degrees, then it was super rainy, and then this weekend it was in the 40s! While many apples enjoy a good frost (it actually makes many of them sweeter), none of […]

Canning Basics 101 Video: Strawberry Jam

Canning Basics 101 Video: Strawberry Jam

There are few things that say summer quite like homemade strawberry jam. We love going strawberry picking in June, and we love the fresh, bright red berry taste that the homemade version gives us all year. If you’ve never made jam before- no worries! I’ll […]

Strawberry Jam Recipe for Canning: Regular and Reduced Sugar

Strawberry Jam Recipe for Canning: Regular and Reduced Sugar

This is a classic Strawberry Jam recipe straight from the Ball Book of Canning. I love making this one the reduced sugar way (which is still plenty sweet)!   Strawberry Jam Preserving Method:¬†Water Bath Canning Makes about 4 (8 oz) half pints Ingredients 2 2/3 […]

Mini Herb Gardens for Gifts or Just for Fun!

Mini Herb Gardens for Gifts or Just for Fun!

Every year our family likes to come up with a little extra special something for the kids’ teachers, which I think is the least we can do after all the time and effort they put in! This year we thought some mini herb gardens might […]

Some of our Favorite Kids Books…

Some of our Favorite Kids Books…

There are so so so many kids books that we love! Here are just a couple that have to do with gardens, gardening, and cute little farms:   Garden Sounds from Usborne Books- touch little buttons on each page to hear the birds chirp and […]

What exactly IS Farm to Table?

What exactly IS Farm to Table?

This is what I think of when I think “Farm to Table.” A beautiful, long, rustic wood table in the middle of a garden or a farm field, or maybe even a barn. Beautifully set with arrangements of fresh-picked wildflowers or a perfectly imperfect arrangement […]

Why I plant flowers…

Why I plant flowers…

On any given day if you ask me if I have anything going on, the list is endless. It feels like I always have about 150 things that I should be doing, or projects that I have in the works. Yet, I still make time […]

Plant a Pumpkin Patch…Why Not?

Plant a Pumpkin Patch…Why Not?

I love pumpkins. Period. I can’t think of many other things that make such a statement in the fall as a beautiful group of different colored pumpkins and gourds at the front door. Just think of it- the fresh chill in the air, crisp golden […]