4 07, 2015

Thank God I’m A Country Girl

By |July 4th, 2015|Choosing Green, Family, Fun|0 Comments

John Denver’s song Thank God I’m A Country Boy kept playing in my head today. Between the bigger back yard garden and the new Lewis Chicks, it’s been an interesting afternoon around the ol’ homestead.  I’ve learned a few things. Like….

You should stay on top of your allergy meds when you are going to be […]

8 11, 2014

2014 Summer Garden Wrap Up

By |November 8th, 2014|Choosing Green, Featured, Zero Waste Cooking|2 Comments

As the heat kicks off outside when temperatures start falling, I turn the heat on in the house to keep from freezing and am already dreaming of warmer weather again.  Mostly because I love to garden.  And I don’t have the biggest, best garden either.  But as long as I’m growing vegetables on some level […]

28 06, 2014

2014 Garden Update

By |June 28th, 2014|Choosing Green, DIY, Health & Fitness|1 Comment

In spite of the fact that the neighbors chickens and one wayward dog completely leveled 5 trays of seedlings back in April we have managed to put together a garden anyway, albeit much smaller than we planned for this year.  I can’t tell you how happy I am that there are hundreds of blooms spring […]

2 04, 2013

My Garden Project 2013

By |April 2nd, 2013|Choosing Green, Community Supported Agriculture, Health & Fitness|0 Comments

I know, I know.  Last year I started a garden project and one family event came along and I let all my seedlings just die.  BUT, this is the first year in three years that I do not have a CSA membership.  So, I have to succeed at my back patio garden project this year […]

15 05, 2012

Prepping and Storing CSA Shares

By |May 15th, 2012|Choosing Green, Community Supported Agriculture|0 Comments

I believe I mentioned someone told me at my last CSA pick up that their spinach had gotten slimey in the refrigerator before they had a chance to use it.  This can be a common problem when you have a ton of greens you are waiting to eat and little time to deal with properly […]

5 05, 2012

CSA Baskets 101: Second Pick Up

By |May 5th, 2012|Choosing Green, Community Supported Agriculture, Health & Fitness, Recipes, Zero Waste Cooking|0 Comments

When the greens come in, the greens come in.  Thank the Lord for the perfect cooling of the weather and rain to make them abundant for the CSA members at Madison Creek Farms this week!  You can tell by all the pics there were a ton of goodies in our baskets this time around.

Most everyone […]

24 04, 2012

CSA Baskets 101: First Season Pick Up

By |April 24th, 2012|Choosing Green, Community Supported Agriculture, Recipes, Zero Waste Cooking|1 Comment

Nothing, and I mean NOTHING makes me happier than fresh, organic produce from my CSA Madison Creek Farms.  The people there are like my family.  So it’s not just healthy, delicious food that nourishes your body, it nourishes the soul.  I know the hearts behind the people who help bring this to us so generously, […]

11 03, 2012

My CSA 2012 Season Update

By |March 11th, 2012|Choosing Green, Community Supported Agriculture, Health & Fitness|0 Comments

My CSA, Madison Creek Farms, is gearing up by turning over the beds.  You know what that means, right?  My addiction for local, organic produce is about to be satisfied yet again!  And my new deep freezer is chilled and ready to put away what we can’t manage to put away ourselves! :)

This year […]

2 02, 2012

Fresh and Clean from Scratch

By |February 2nd, 2012|Choosing Green, DIY|0 Comments

Thanks to my sister in law and her BFF, their blog is Recycled Soup, I had a pre-researched and pre-tested recipe to start making my own homemade liquid and dry laundry detergent, fabric softener, stain remover and dishwasher detergent.  I have been looking into doing this for a while through Pinterest and other blogs I […]

1 10, 2011

Seed Saving Part Three: Wet Seeds

By |October 1st, 2011|Choosing Green, Community Supported Agriculture, Featured|0 Comments

So far we have talked about the importance of
saving seeds to ensure our food heritage
and how to save dry seeds.
This week we are talking about how to save wet seeds.
Wet seeds are found in tomatoes, eggplants, melons, cucumbers and many squashes. Cleaning wet seeds requires washing the seeds to clean them and separate them from […]