How to Build a Simple Home Worm Composter

How to Build a Simple Home Worm Composter

This worm composter post is based on an assignment I did recently for my Organic Master Gardener course. The course is all wrapped up now and I’m having fun putting everything I’ve learned into practice in my spring garden. I’ve been doing lots of mulching,…

Crop Circles – VIDEO!

Crop Circles – VIDEO!

I made this little stop-motion video of my son and I planting garlic in circles last week, so I’m adding YouTube to my collection of social-media platforms now. It’s my first YouTube video ever, and VERY simple, so please be kind! This is a big…

Old Woman’s Summer

Old Woman’s Summer

Note: I wrote this poem in October 2017. I was sitting in my backyard on a sunny autumn day and thinking about my childhood summers eating raspberries in my grandmother’s garden. The raspberries I have in my garden were passed down to me from my…

Growing Up in the Garden

Growing Up in the Garden

The year from age two to age three has been a very challenging one for me and my son. Like me, he is headstrong, determined, stubborn, and very sharp. It is a struggle, sometimes, to find ways to keep him entertained. Toys lose their novelty…

Growing Garlic

Growing Garlic

Today I sorted through my garlic harvest and I am more than pleased with the results. I’ve been growing garlic almost every year since I’ve begun gardening and it is probably the crop that I have influenced the most people to grow themselves in their…

The Joy of French Market Shopping

The Joy of French Market Shopping

Joie de vivre.  Joy of living.  Joy.  I choose that word very intentionally. Take a moment and reflect on the word before you continue reading… Do you really, truly understand what the joy of living means? I don’t think I did until I witnessed it…