Twisted Berry Nut Bread (minus the berries, plus whatever you want)

Twisted Berry Nut Bread (minus the berries, plus whatever you want)

To date, this is probably my favorite bread.  It is not a quick bake, but it is more than worth the effort.  I originally found this recipe in Family Circle a couple of years ago and have since played with it in a variety of ways...the most recent being a no dairy version that is not only fantastic but Fish Girl can…
The bad, the ugly and the upside…

The bad, the ugly and the upside…

Sometimes, when I write a blog, I want to only show the good, beautiful, happiness that is happening with the yard or the chickens.  Don't ask me why, maybe it's just in my nature.  However, it's not the whole truth and I know that I enjoy reading of other urban homesteading struggles because those who share their struggles are telling…
Thinning the Carrots

Thinning the Carrots

After a hard day at work Monday, I came home and played in the garden for a bit.  There's nothing quite like finding some perspective in amongst the sprouting of new life :-)While finding some perspective, I realized that the carrots were a little out of control and that, if I didn't give them some space, they would choke each…
The 14 Day Pantry Challenge

The 14 Day Pantry Challenge

So...What the heck is a 14 day pantry challenge?  Well, I've been reading a lot of blogs in my copious free time (huh?) and came across the March Pantry Challenge which was apparently inspired by this blog and this challenge.  The goal is to eat what you have in your pantry, fridge and freezer for a set period of time.  Some people do it to…
A Huge Planting Day!!!

A Huge Planting Day!!!

Today was a big...er...HUGE planting day!  We planted about a million (no joke) seeds in our front and back yards in addition to a ton and a half of Wild Flower seeds both in beds and back behind our Top Bar Hive (the bees should arrive this week)!  We still have another couple of weeks until our guaranteed frost free nights,…
A Growing Problem…

A Growing Problem…

I have a problem.  A growing problem.  I want to grow everything and it's a problem.  For real.I went to grab a couple of bags of soil yesterday morning to amend a couple of our smaller beds and wound up walking out with the soil AND 9 packets of seeds.  Yes, I said 9.  It's a problem.I got 3 different…
Frankenstein Trees

Frankenstein Trees

Frankenstein Trees?!?  What the heck is a Frankenstein Tree?  Well, that's what I call our four fruit trees that will each grow 4 different types of fruit.  We have 2 apple trees, 1 pear tree and 1 cherry tree that will each give us four different types of each fruit.  This is super cool and is also super weird.  I…