Monthly Archives: January 2011

Frugal Gardening

It seems like every spring I run short of cash when it comes to my garden.  With seed buying, potting soil, containers, and what ever else happens to come up, I try and look for inexpensive solutions where I can.  … Continue reading

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It Is Finished…

My office that is!  I finally took a couple days to get my office re-organized so I can use my craft table to start my seedlings on in a few weeks.  It didn’t take as long as I expected, only … Continue reading

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We Have… Germination!

We are sitting in a deep freeze here in northern New York today.  It was 20 below zero this morning – too cold for my blood.  I was very happy we were able to stay in our nice warm house. … Continue reading

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A Backyard Homestead?

Homesteading is something that has intrigued me for quite a while now.  What is homesteading?  According to Wikipedia: “Broadly defined, homesteading is a lifestyle of simple self-sufficiency. As of 2010 the term may apply to anyone who follows the back-to-the-land-movement … Continue reading

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Mmmm… Onions

Yesterday I posted on my Facebook wall how much I loved sautéed onions that were almost to the point of being burned – but not quite.  They are SOOO good and sweet. Well, lo and behold, in an email this … Continue reading

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It’s in the Barrel

The rain barrel that is.  My bigger garden bed is quite a distance from the house, not to mention we are on a well here, so last year watering it was an issue.  I put some buckets at the garden … Continue reading

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The Thyme Has Come…

  Can you see it?  My first herb garden seeds have sprouted.  I just love when you wake up one morning to find green where it wasn’t the night before, especially on a snowy day. What exactly is thyme?  It … Continue reading

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