Essential oils are often used as fragrances in cleaning products, but they are also effective natural cleaners. Many essential oils are antibacterial and antiseptic, and they can be used as natural disinfectants and deodorizing agents. Lemon, pine, peppermint, and tea tree oils remove bacteria and add a fresh scent to home cleaning solutions – mix […]
Edible Landscaping Resources
There are so many gardening companies and products out there that it can feel very overwhelming when you are starting out. Here you’ll find some of the resources shown or discussed in the book Gardening Like a Ninja: A Guide to Sneaking Edibles Into Your Landscape, as well as others I personally like.
How to Start a No-Dig Vegetable Garden
I’m often asked about the best way to set up a new vegetable garden, and everyone seems to have their preferred method and materials. I personally, like the idea of a no dig garden bed. After all, who wants to break their back trying to dig up hard compacted clay soil? No dig garden beds […]
A Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils
Essential oils are natural, concentrated home remedies for many everyday health problems. Use them in massage, in baths, in oil burners and vaporizers, in compresses, in steam inhalations, and in homemade beauty products. If you are just starting out with essential oils, get one or two oils and build up your collection as you get […]
Asparagus Salad Fresh Spring Meal Recipe
You will want to try this fresh spring asparagus salad recipe!
Growing Carrots in the Backyard Vegetable Family
Carrots are in the same family as celery, parsley, dill, cilantro, and fennel, and these plants can rotate as their own family in the garden. In Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) (affiliate link) I explain crop rotation for the home garden. Carrots are a fabulous root crop for the garden and will […]
Embrace the Journey: Our Community Rallying Cry
I stumbled upon an offer from Melanie at Only a Breath to create a little button with your word of the year. Your One Word. The word that will be your focal point for the coming year. It was a no-brainer for me because this word is something I’ve been gearing up for – it’s […]