Fall gardening can roll around on you in a blink of an eye. Here is a trick to determine whether or not you can still plant veggies in your fall garden and how to extend your harvest.

Fall Gardening: What to Plant and When

  With temperatures at their highest of the summer all around the country, it’s hard to believe that it’s only just a matter of time until there is a chill in the air indicating the arrival of fall. Just because the temperatures change, it doesn’t mean that you have to say goodbye to all the fabulous, fresh food from your …

Claire shares her fall garden clean up checklist and the importance of preparing your beds for the winter months ahead.

Fall Garden Clean Up Checklist

As the first frost of the season looms, it is a great time for a little “fall cleaning” in your vegetable garden. Cleaning up your garden at the end of the season and preparing it for the colder winter months will help ensure the health of your garden for years to come. It also helps you hit the ground running …

Take these lessons learned by Claire into consideration when planting garlic in your garden so it increases your chances of a bountiful harvest.

Planting Garlic: Lessons Learned

“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; Wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; Lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy Sauce makes it Chinese; Garlic makes it good.” – Alice May Brock I have always loved this quote about garlic. I couldn’t agree more. Garlic does make it good. However, most of the garlic in American …

You’d be surprised by the little ways you can adjust your life to be more self-sufficient and sustainable, which manifests into a permaculture home.

Creating a Permaculture Home

I first learned about permaculture about 10 years ago when I made a trip out to Bohdi Creek Farm, a Permaculture site in Washington State, near the North Cascades. Our friends Alan and Tricia introduced my husband Andrew and I to this way of living, and with us being very logic and solution-based by nature, the principles of permaculture really …

Have an itch?

Let’s scratch it! Well, we certainly don’t want to scratch all of our itches…not the ones on our bodies, anyway. Especially those pesky dry skin, eczema, or psoriasis spots that annoyingly pop up at the most inopportune times. HOWEVER, if you have an itch to create, those are itches that we will scratch!

Ketchup – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

“Pass the ketchup, please.”    “Would you like some ketchup with your fries?”       “Ketchup on your burger, ma’am?” Yes, it’s true. We Americans like to put ketchup on everything – meat, vegetables, fruit…well, I haven’t seen that one yet, but I bet someone can tell me a recipe that calls for ketchup in fruit.

Give the gardener in your life something that says "Thanks for all the yummy homegrown food" this season with these 8 fabulous gifts for the gardener.

8 Gifts for the Gardener in Your Life

December is upon us and that means the Holidays are literally just around the corner. I would love to spend this time of year sipping hot chocolate by my tree, but instead I often find myself at the mall or staring at my computer on xyz.com trying to figure out what my loved ones might want. Or worse, trying to …

Grateful, Loved, and Supported

I am not one to brag; this blog post is not meant to be taken as such. I believe that we should all take time out of life’s crazy ride to appreciate beauty around us, successes for ourselves and others, and give thanks where thanks are due. Today’s blog post is intended to do this just that. There are no …

Seasons Change…

Well…Happy Spring! This short post is slightly different than previous posts. I’m feeling the need to both reminisce and look forward. Let me explain…

Earthing…You Dig!??

You’ve heard me say it a time or two before, but I’ll say it again. Yay For Spring! I love being able to get back outside with nature. I feel as though I, too, come out of my cocoon and winter hibernation state and start to feel alive again through all of the colorful beauty, which surrounds. Do you feel this way, …