Harvest Monday

Harvest Monday

This weeks Harvest Monday (hosted by Daphne at daphnesdandelions.blogspot.com ) will be shown in meals instead of just raw harvest...We had a staff potluck at work last week and I brought a wonderful (if I do say so myself) spinach salad.  I wish I could say I grew the strawberries and walnuts, too, but I didn't...just the spinach.This is one of…
What’s All That Buzzing About??? – Part Two

What’s All That Buzzing About??? – Part Two

We have battled getting the video of our bee experience uploaded onto this blog for most of the afternoon. We finally broke down and decided to create a youtube account in order to better facilitate the uploading of videos!  So...here's our very first video!  Warning...it involves lots of buzzing bees!!! Top Bar Hive - Introducing our bees to Their New…
What’s All That Buzzing About???

What’s All That Buzzing About???

Our bees have finally arrived!!!  We are so super excited!!!The funny thing about the weekend is, I've been practicing leaving my phone in the bedroom so I can have some "unplugged" time...no calls or texts or randomness to worry about.  So, I did that this morning.  Then at about 11:20, while putting away laundry, I checked my phone (don't ask…
The Great Pile Up

The Great Pile Up

I have addressed a couple of my addictions here on this blog before (you know, my addictions to black tea and seeds...)  but I have never before talked about my addiction to magazines.  This is a real problem.  Why? Because I have way too many and not enough time to read them all, so they sit around and wait for…
Random Garden Happiness(es)

Random Garden Happiness(es)

Here's what's happening in the garden this week!  It's been so incredibly dry (and cold up until a couple of days ago) that I'm still waiting on the sweet corn, squash, zucchini and peanuts to peek (along with a few other veggies), but all these other happenings make me very happy...The Honey Suckle is so happy!!!The first pumpkin sprout!Our over-wintered…
Seed Saving, Cosmos & My Mom

Seed Saving, Cosmos & My Mom

In the past, seed saving has always been something I have thought about only in relation to crops.  The strongest/best fruits and veggies whose seeds are harvested in order to preserve their awesomeness and feed the people for generations to come.  I guess I have always thought of seed saving as an act for the future and have, until recently, forgotten the…
Cash as Trash

Cash as Trash

If you were given $30, would you throw away $10?  According to this article this is exactly what we're doing around the world with our food.Now, I know that I don't consider myself one to have money to simply toss in the trash, however, I essentially do this by buying coffee, going out to eat and splurging on magazines on a fairly…