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Got Wheat-Berries?  Grind Your Own Flour!

Got Wheat-Berries? Grind Your Own Flour!

You know that saying about the best laid plans? Yeah...well, I think the Universe is trying to drill home some crazy message about how plans fall apart and new experiences arise and it's OK to adapt and be flexible and try something new. The last year has been ripe with examples of such bumps in the road, closed doors and…
Master Tonic / Fire Cider Pulp Uses

Master Tonic / Fire Cider Pulp Uses

So you made your Master Tonic (or Fire Cider, as it's also called) on the New Moon and are straining it with the Full Moon, but what on Earth will you do with all of that leftover pulp?! I'll tell you, when I strained our first batch a couple of months ago, I was determined to not waste a bit…
The Benefits of Urban Farming

The Benefits of Urban Farming

It seems as though Urban Farming is one of those things that more and more people are catching on to.  A few years ago, when I would talk to people in our community about our chickens and bees and all of the veggie beds we were building, more often than not I would be looked at either in confusion or…
Beekeeping Basics – Equipment

Beekeeping Basics – Equipment

Alright, at this point I'm sure you've put a lot of time and effort into assessing if beekeeping is right for you in addition to thinking about where you're bees will live and how you will approach taking care of them.  If you haven't done so already, please check out my 3 Things to Think About Before You Get Started…
Corned Beef Brine

Corned Beef Brine

Did you know that in order to make your own Corned Beef and Cabbage you need to make your own Corned Beef Brine well ahead of St. Patrick's Day? Yeah...that's a thing! See, a couple of years ago I had no idea how long it might take to DIY us some Corned Beef and Cabbage for St. Patrick's Day so…
Quick Hoop House DIY

Quick Hoop House DIY

A couple of winters ago we decided to turn one of our raised beds into a hoop house in an attempt to extend our season a bit.  So we purchased some supplies, threw it all together, planted a few spinach and kale seeds and expected magic in November. No, I'm not joking.  We got a really late start that year…