Wild Greens Are Nutrient-Dense
I first fell in love with identifying wild plants as a teen. At that time, it was wildflowers that interested me. Over the years, I’ve become more interested in wild plants that I can forage for food. Delicious, nutrient-dense food.Continue Reading
It’s my favorite time of the year – gardening season!!! Well, almost. The soil temperature has been too cold to even plant peas but my basement is full of beautiful little seedlings just doing what they were designed to do – grow!Continue Reading
What is Seed Tape?
Seed tape is a great product for planting that has seeds embedded right into it. It’s perfect for planting tiny seeds like carrot that are difficult to space in the garden. The “tape” is made of bio-degradable paper which is planted directly into your garden. I love using seed tape, although it tends to be pricey. But you can make your own seed tape for a fraction of the cost of pre-made tape.Continue Reading
Spring Bonanza Giveaway – over $50 in products!
Goodies for Birds, Chickens, and Gardeners
This month several bloggers are helping our friend Holly at Your Gardening Friend to celebrate her third year blogging. And we’re giving away a nice package to help YOU celebrate spring!!!Continue Reading
Soil blocks are, well, blocks of soil. Small, compressed blocks of soil in which seeds are started to be more precise. With soil blocks, no pots are used. A tool, appropriately called a Soil Block Maker, is used to make the soil block. Soil blocks are new to me this year, and Potting Blocks Co. was kind enough to send a set to me for my use and for review.Continue Reading
What is Tallow
You’ve heard of lard, the rendered fat of pig, but what about tallow? Tallow is derived from the fat of cows or sheep, and is rendered much the same way as lard.
Why Use Tallow for Soap Making
We purchase grass-fed beef, and it’s important to us that nothing be wasted, including the fat. Tallow is wonderful for cooking, soap making, and skin care. We have found that most homemade soaps made from vegetable oils melt away rather quickly. But soap made from tallow is hard and lasts a long time. That’s important when you’re trying to be frugal in this natural living journey. Soap made with all coconut oil is also quite hard, but I prefer to use an ingredient that I’ve obtained locally when possible.Continue Reading