The bugs own the South. Most I leave alone as long as they leave me alone. Except mosquitos. And ticks. Those must go! When some of the yellow stripey bugs are flying and buzzing around you, sometimes it’s hard to know whether to be… Continue Reading “YELLOW STRIPEY THINGS”
The Three Sisters Garden is taking shape. We spent a few weekends putting up a chicken wire fence around the garden space, then transferring dirt into the fenced area and shaping it. We also lined the edges of the area with mulch to reduce… Continue Reading “ONE SISTER IS DONE”
We’ve all noticed the empty shelves at the grocery store and the rapidly rising prices – of everything. This may be disconcerting if you have not been keeping a stocked pantry. We have become accustomed to running to the store every week; sometimes more… Continue Reading “EASY FOOD STORAGE”
The new critters have been here for a week and it’s time to feed them. Our new adventure is WORMS. Yes, we have delved into the world of vermicomposting. It was something on my list of eventual To-do’s but a generous lady gifted me… Continue Reading “FEEDING TIME FOR THE CRITTERS”
Mandarin oranges are my favorite citrus. When adding fruit to a meal, I reach for a can of mandarin oranges more often than the other canned fruit. When I was raising my girls in Alaska, the best thing at Christmas was being able to… Continue Reading “I DIDN’T KNOW YOU COULD DO THAT”
New critters are coming to the homestead this weekend! Ooh, the mystery. Any guesses?
Now that I have finished adding the soil to the new garden space, I looked deeper into the particulars of how to plant my Three Sisters Garden. Oh my, what a diversity of opinions. I even came across some folks who said, “Don’t do… Continue Reading “OH, SISTERS”