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How To Organize Garden Seeds

This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price, but will share some commission. I have a love/hate relationship with my gardening process. I love having a garden, but I hate to store all of my supplies. In years past, that meant I had a severe garden organization problem…which means there was no organization! I would haphazardly leave …

Late Summer Produce Recipe Roundup

This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price, but will share some commission. I have always loved this time of year. The weather is great. Hot, yes. But, I like it that way. As a kid, I really looked forward to getting back to school. I spent lots of time carefully picking out new clothes, getting folders …

DIY Healing Hand Salve for Garden Hands

This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price, but will share some commission. Confession time. I’m a #lifefromscratch kind of gal. I love to prepare nutritious, wholesome meals at home. I totally love all things DIY and I’ve experimented with making my own coconut flour and coconut milk, my own medicated lip balm and orange vanilla whipped …

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

This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price, but will share some commission. 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 …

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

This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price, but will share some commission. 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 …

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

This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price, but will share some commission. 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 …

Meet our very talented homesteading contributors for the re-birth of Scratch Mommy!

Introducing Our Homesteading Contributors

This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price, but will share some commission. As the Editor in Chief and Editor of the homesteading section of Scratch Mommy, I am so thrilled to be creating content with such an amazing team of writers. The homesteading section will be a devoted space to talk all things self-sufficiency… no matter how much space …

You Would Be ‘Blessed’ To Have This Holy Thistle In Your Gardens!

This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price, but will share some commission. Welcome to Part Three of my gardening miniseries where I’m introducing a few things I’m growing in my gardens this summer (and tell you why I’m growing them)! Click the links for parts one (German Chamomile) and two (Orange Giant Amaranth). Today I’d like …

Soothing Homemade Tea, Anyone…?

This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price, but will share some commission. German Chamomile – What Can’t It Do!?? Welcome to Part Two of my gardening miniseries! If you missed part one (all about a beautiful, massive orange giant), click here to read it. Today I’d like to introduce you to a delicate white flower with a …

An 8 Foot Beauty…In Beautiful Orange!

This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price, but will share some commission. It’s Another Fun Miniseries! My first miniseries revolved around skincare (check out the posts here). Now…since I am super amped up about gardening season, I thought I’d do a little miniseries this week featuring some of the things I’ll be growing this season and explaining …