Seed Swap Day

The last Saturday of January is National Seed Swap day in the US.  Search google for a seed swap near you and get ready to make some trades.  If you are in Canada or Britain you can also search for Seedy Sundays.  Local seed trading is the best, because you can find seeds from plants that […]

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Checking In On Your Food-Based Resolutions

Ladies and gents, it’s January 17th. 17 days into the new year and 17 painful days of getting used to our new routines and resolutions. How are you doing so far? I’m sure there was a pretty ugly period as you detoxed the sugar out of your system or you got up earlier than the […]

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A New Year…for the Birds

Buff Orpington

So what came first the chicken or the egg? A few years back my husband and I decided to have backyard chickens.  I use the word “decided” loosely because there was not a whole lot of thought put into it on our part.  One afternoon, we had a conversation that it would be nice to […]

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Get a Head Start in the Garden with Winter Sowing

Would you like to get a head start on gardening without sacrificing space in your home or apartment? You can Winter sow seeds early outside during the winter by building mini green houses out of used plastic containers, which are all too easy to scavenge. The method called Winter sowing, and it is a very […]

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Walking in the Moonlight

Kanelstrand Photo 1

Winter Gardens A  North Idaho garden at  this time of year is a space of silence and rest.   The snow lies heavy and cold over the garden. A  few stalks of the giant sunflower stand skeletal against the barren snowscape.  As a gardener, I find the winter peaceful, but I miss the outdoor activity of […]

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Easy and Healthy Holiday Party Food Inspiration

Tis the season for indulgence and never-ending parties! Whether you are the host or going somewhere else, you may be getting bored with your traditional contributions. Fret no more! Here are three blogs I’d suggest for wholesome, homemade goodies. More Beets Please So I’ll admit, I am biased when it comes to More Beets Please. Nicole, the […]

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Collard Greens in the Garden

In our garden this week we have lots collard greens. Collard greens are one of my favorite things to grow each year. They have a reputation for being southern, but greens can be grown almost everywhere because they are resistant to heat and cold. Collard Greens are more heat-resistant so they have a stronger southern […]

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