Posts written by: Melissa @ Ever Growing Farm

Bee prepared

Bee prepared

Our bee supplies arrived!!!YAY!!!  I am so excited! Now we (and the hive we built...and by "we" I really mean Tool Lady with my assistance) play the Waiting Game in anticipation of our bees arrival!  Their expected ship date is May 10th.

Finding hope in chicken poop

How the heck do you find hope in chicken poop?!?! A few years ago I read the book Harvest For Hope by Jane Goodall and went back and forth between feeling very overwhelmed by all of the madness we have created and feeling very empowered and quite capable of making changes in my day to day life to help our…
Love in nature

Love in nature

I believe firmly that love really is all around us.  All we have to do is keep our eyes and our hearts open.  Here are just a few of the hearts I've found in nature in the past year.  I'll continue to post more pics as I find them.  I've also found hearts in puddles of water on paper plates,…
Self-Care

Self-Care

Sometimes I think that, amidst all the hustle and bustle that fills each of our days, you must insist on a day (or 30 minutes, an hour, a morning or afternoon...whatever you can spare) in which you allow yourself to do only the things you want to do.  Not the things you "have" to do or think you should, but…
Peanuts!

Peanuts!

This year I have gotten very excited about planting some peanuts as a different way to grow some protein and heal our soil at the same time.  Valencia Peanuts (the ones with the red skin) grow best in our crazy climate, so I ordered them and had them sent via UPS (shipping was just as much as the peanuts themselves!).…
Spring has officially arrived!!!

Spring has officially arrived!!!

With spring officially upon us I find myself remembering how many hours of hard, dirty work it takes to get the yard ready for planting!  All winter long, while I'm warm and cozy, hibernating and stuck inside, I fantasize about being in the yard with the sun on my back and the warm soil at my fingertips.  I forget, however,…
Spring(ing) Forward

Spring(ing) Forward

With the time change (and my body's inability to figure out when to sleep and when to wake) also comes more light and Spring being (officially) in view!  HooRay!!!Last weekend we did a little spring cleaning and prepping...and I'm just writing about it now because it was all quite exhausting and I ran out of time!We (meaning Kim AKA Tool…