Taking Stock & Tallying Up the Harvests

Taking Stock & Tallying Up the Harvests

2014 has proven to be a challenging year for us in the garden department. We started out with the best of intentions and a bazillion seeds and ended up with failed germination rates, poor purchased and gifted transplants, loads of distractions, pest problems up the wazoo, and a sudden (though happy) move just a few short weeks ago. Given all…
Quiet Around Here…

Quiet Around Here…

Whew...Hi everyone! I thought I'd pop in and give you a quick glimpse into the madness of our lives over the past two weeks since our move from our urban farm out to the boonies (well, relative boonies for us)! Being elbow deep in boxes and organization...selling one house and trying to make another...chasing after Sprout (who's almost ONE, can…
Lemon and Dill Salt – DIY Gift Series

Lemon and Dill Salt – DIY Gift Series

I've been thinking about making a Lemon and Dill Salt since first deciding to try my hand at a handmade holiday again this year!  To be honest, it was the copious amounts of dill coming out of the garden (and zero cucumbers) that helped with the decision ;-) So, last week, after making a batch of my favorite cookies, and…
Kelly Kettle Giveaway

Kelly Kettle Giveaway

As you know, September is National Preparedness Month and, in acknowledgment, I've been working with a large group of blogging colleagues to give you all the opportunity to learn some of what is available to use in an unforeseen disaster or emergency. The giveaways that have been pulled together this month are honestly quite amazing and this weeks giveaway doesn't…
City Girls Going Rural – A Quick Update

City Girls Going Rural – A Quick Update

Hi Everyone!!! I wanted to give you all a little update on how we're doing while I hit a spot of Internet that works :) I've gotten lots of questions from you, Dear Readers, about our move, our Urban Farm, the chickens specifically, and what is next for us, so I figured I'd give you a brief update for now,…
Big Berkey Giveaway!

Big Berkey Giveaway!

Alright, are you ready for the next installment of our National Emergency Preparedness Month giveaways??? Now, we all know that water is life.  Clean, safe drinking water is absolutely imperative to our health, happiness, and survival.  Whether or not we think about it on a regular basis, clean water is necessary.  And, honestly, most of the time we don't have to…
Moving Day!!!

Moving Day!!!

Happy Saturday! It's been a crazy couple of weeks, full of organizing and packing and patching and painting... There have been tears and stress and excitement and ideas and plans in abundance... Trips to the new house have been taken to ensure everything is in line... The help of friends has been lined up for 9:00AM (donuts and coffee first,…