Gardening

What in the World Is Permaculture?

I wrote a little bit about permaculture¬†earlier this week in reviewing our fencing plans for the property, so for those of who (like me) are quite new to this concept, I thought I would share a few resources that I’ve been finding excellent aids to my learning. David Holmgren, one of the founders of permaculture,… Continue reading What in the World Is Permaculture?

Gardening

The Great Fence Dilemma

We love our little cottage in town, and it’s great to live in a small rural community. But, as with all places, it’s not perfect and it has a few key opportunities for improvement. Unfortunately those opportunities usually come with a hefty price tag, so finding a creative solution can sometimes be daunting. Fencing and… Continue reading The Great Fence Dilemma

Miscellaneous

April Library Additions

Back in the day I used to write library posts about new books I added to my personal home library, but after I started using Goodreads to track what I have, I stopped posting updates. I’ve decided to resurrect the tradition, as I usually have a steady stream of books from publishers to review and… Continue reading April Library Additions

Cooking

Springtime Preserving

There is a misconception that food preservation really only happens at the height of summer. While that’s certainly when the bulk of it’s done, you can put up food any time of year, and still do so seasonally. I wanted to share a roundup of some of my favorite spring time preservation recipes that anyone… Continue reading Springtime Preserving

Miscellaneous

Preservation School

You may recall I mentioned recently that I’m starting a local cooking school focused on food preservation, and I wanted to share why I made the decision to take the leap and do it. There are a few reasons actually – I love food and cooking first and foremost. Cooking and preserving for my family… Continue reading Preservation School

Cooking

Sun Tea Season

First off, a little housekeeping – I try to publish three times per week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, but that schedule is a bit tricky. So I’m going to change things up and plan to publish Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday instead. I always have great intentions for writing ahead and scheduling things to post,… Continue reading Sun Tea Season