Tomato Cages Can Be Difficult and Dangerous to Store – Until Now! Tomato cages are easy to forget about when they are filled with lovely, ripe tomatoes. But when the growing season is over, dealing with these wire monstrosities can be a hassle. Fed up with being cut, poked, and annoyed by these cages, I […]
Today we are eating our hard-won harvest from the garden. This year has been quite a challenge. We have barely been able to gather anything from the garden due mainly to a population explosion of rats. I’ll be making soup from the squash and onions, with fresh figs on the side. I am looking forward […]
What do you do when you have a bum shoulder and can’t dig your pond? Why, you buy a death ray on eBay so you can melt glass and cook food, of course! Let me explain… A Fresnel lens is a thin plastic lens made of small concentric grooves on one side that focuses light […]
In our previous article, we discussed why we chose to go solar, what the advantages and disadvantages were, and how the process was progressing so far. This article picks up where we left off. Today we’ll discuss the final steps in the installation process, and what it has been like to have the panels installed […]
What Are Cover Crops? Cover crops are plants that are grown not for the food they produce, but for other beneficial work they do. Also know as “living mulches” or “green manure”, a cover crop is an essential part of sustainable agriculture. Cover crops help bridge the gap between removing matter from the field in […]
The hubby saw this (big) little guy and jumped out of his chair saying “WHAT THE …?!?”
The Iconic Monarch Butterfly The monarch butterfly is one of the most beloved and widely recognized butterflies in the world. Its vivid orange and black wings make it easy to recognize. The monarch butterfly and its beauty have come to represent butterflies and conservation issues everywhere.
So Much to be Thankful for! It has been almost two years since we began our adventures living a more sustainable life. In that time, we’ve harvested $1793.49 in food from our backyard, collected and eaten 1402 eggs, managed to find something to do with 151 pounds of tomatoes, baked and devoured almost 200 loaves of bread, […]