Community gardens are all the rage. A few years ago it was a novelty; now it seems that several community gardens are scattered across neighborhoods all over North America. Churches, neighborhood associations, and even individuals with extra yard to spare are using their skills and land as a way to bring people together while also…
What can I preserve without blanching? That’s the question I ask myself when I find I have too much produce to eat before it goes bad. I’m just too busy to mess with steaming/blanching/boiling. Not to mention we don’t have air conditioning and the last thing I want to do is stand over a hot…
This is the summer of outdoor projects. We’ve spent the last two weekends working on this deck, and some time during the week too! The weekend before that we put up a new privacy fence. I’m so glad DH used to be a builder – we saved a TON of money on this project! I…
As part of my partnership with GE, I received coupons for my GE light bulbs. All opinions posted about my GE Lighting experience are my own. It’s that time of year again! My legs are super sore from working in the garden on Saturday. I planted peas, radishes, and raked all of our garden beds….
Just when I start going through my seeds from last year to see what needs to be started under grow lights, it snows here in Michigan! Oh well, that doesn’t keep me from dreaming.
Last week I had the opportunity to attend the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Chicago. Not only did I get to see three generations of Bushes (my favorite being Barbara) and Kevin Bacon, but I was surprised at the theme of gardening that came through loud and clear.
You might have noticed the new feature on my website front page called “Latest Video.” The latest video is of my garden titled “You see weeds, I see possibilities.” I’m really excited about finally being comfortable with editing videos – thanks to muvee!
I’m slowly but surely figuring out where I want to put things. I’m also remembering the way that my dad used to plant the family garden when I was little.
Cooking and cooking-related posts took a backseat this long weekend as I had a brand new front yard garden installed. DH thinks I’m crazy, and I haven’t been this sore since I wed onions as a child, but I am loving the new conversations with neighbors.
You might be wondering what happened to my garden while I was away for 2 1/2 weeks in Uganda. Well, DH did manage to keep it alive–thanks honey! However, it was a bit overgrown.