• FREE FREE OFFER (FOR KIDS ONLY!)

    We have a whole bunch of wonderful seed packets{donations from Seeds of Change & Renee’s Garden} left over from our booth at the Simple Living Festival, so we are offering 3 FREE SEED PACKETS for kids who write in and tell us why they like to garden. If you have

  • LETTUCE EAT

    Colorful lettuces Reading a recent entry (6/24) fromThe Great Growing Experiment regarding eating lettuce like Bugs Bunny, got me to thinking of an incident that occurred sometime back with our neighbor’s seven-year-old granddaughter. Here’s how the story goes… When she visits her grandfather she loves to come over to our

  • ALL GROWN UP

    Playing ‘This Little Piggy’              Eyeing the chickens           Finally fully feathered! The Khaki Campbells are finally fully feathered (say that 10x fast!) and they are gorgeous birds (not to mention crazy characters!) Each morning one of the ducks, gives whomever is feeding it a kiss on the lips… well

  • SLIM PICKIN'S

    Besides our moaning and complaining about the dreary weather, there is, in fact, a bright side to all this gloom. The veggie harvest is slowly starting to trickle in — beans, cucumber, tomatoes, squash, and corn (though the ears are pathetically small!). Yesterday, we enjoyed a delicious meal of lightly

  • SLIM PICKIN’S

    Besides our moaning and complaining about the dreary weather, there is, in fact, a bright side to all this gloom. The veggie harvest is slowly starting to trickle in — beans, cucumber, tomatoes, squash, and corn (though the ears are pathetically small!). Yesterday, we enjoyed a delicious meal of lightly

  • FEATHERED FRIENDS

    Lizzie, as do all of our chickens, enjoys jumping on our backs and fiddling with our hair. I mentioned in a previous posting that an AP reporter was doing a piece on ‘chickens as pets’ and asked us a couple questions…. Well, here’s his article:Move Over, Fido! Chickens Are Becoming

  • JUNE DOOM?

    It’s baaaack! Yep, that darn gloom is back! The past couple days we’ve been socked in with downright gloomy weather.   Again.  Yesterday and this morning we’ve even had light rainfall. So much for the brief spat of warm sunshine the other day… it didn’t stay long.  And so much

  • SENDING OUT AN SOS

    Back to theSLF: It is going to be much different from other festivals because there will be no money exchanged or excessive paper information distributed — which we think is great concept! They {LBO} want this festival to be a place where people come to participate in hands-on workshops or

  • SHINE ON

    Corn almost as high as an elephant’s eye?     Tomato jungle … machete anyone?    What’s this!?! Could it be?  There’s something bright and yellow in the sky…. Yes, the sun finally has come out and decided to stay! Hmmmm, I wonder if this sudden occurrence had anything to do with Melissa’s (akaPioneer

  • TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY?

    The “Animal Farm” From our observations and the comments of others, it appears that almost everyone is experiencing quite an unusual Spring. Pioneer Woman comments that the blooming cycles are “out of whack” — couldn’t be said better! We are still busy with putting together a display/activity/presentation for theSLF in