How to Build a Keyhole Raised Garden Bed

How to Build a Keyhole Raised Garden Bed

I am endlessly intrigued by interesting and unique ways of approaching the ordinary. Especially when it comes to gardening. You probably know that about me by now. When I was introduced to hugelkultur, my personal perspective on food production was changed forever. It was no longer as simple as sticking a seed into the ground, […]

The Winds of Change

The Winds of Change

I’ve been a bit of a drag lately. I couldn’t figure it out at first. Energy. Gone. And just feeling…down. A little bit like that episode of Winnie the Pooh with Tigger and the rain cloud that wouldn’t leave him alone. The sun is shining, and yet there’s this pesky rain cloud hovering overhead. No […]

Acres USA Magazine Feature & Giveaway + Garden Update August 1st

Acres USA Magazine Feature & Giveaway + Garden Update August 1st

Ever since I ventured into the world of hugelkultur, I’ve felt it important to show start-to-finish photos with each season. Naturally, it’s scary trying something new. Especially when there’s a lot of “talk” out there. That’s the thing about the internet…it’s so dang easy to talk. Right? When I was researching the death out of […]

Easy Homemade Granola

Easy Homemade Granola

Raise your hand if you will pretty much die if you don’t eat breakfast in the morning. That would be me. Some of my most difficult moments are in the morning before I’ve eaten, and the kids are bugging me for breakfast. It’s pretty much understood that mom needs some fuel in the tank before […]

In the Garden: July 15th, 2016

In the Garden: July 15th, 2016

It’s time for another garden update! Some quick background for new visitors: I garden in NE Minnesota where we have a very short Zone 3 growing season (this year’s last frost was June 8th). I use hugelkultur raised beds and apply permaculture methods throughout my garden. Nearly everything I grow are heirloom varieties and all […]

Nose-to-Tail Eating: Marinated Pig Heart

Nose-to-Tail Eating: Marinated Pig Heart

Quite possibly the greatest service that you can offer an animal that is to be eaten- outside of seeing to it that they are well-fed, watered, sheltered, and cared for- is to let as little of it as possible go to waste. That isn’t always easy, especially in modern society where the meat we find […]

Pickled Garlic Scapes

Pickled Garlic Scapes

I don’t know about you, but I love garlic. Looove it. I love adding it to pretty much everything I cook. I love how the smell lingers on your hands long after you’ve handled it. Some might find that gross. Not I. But what’s more, I really love growing it. I love the fact that […]

In the Garden: July 1st

In the Garden: July 1st

It’s time for another garden update! Some quick background for new visitors: I garden in NE Minnesota where we have a very short growing season (this year’s last frost was June 8th). I use hugelkultur raised beds and apply permaculture methods throughout my garden. Nearly everything I grow are heirloom varieties and all are organically […]

In the Garden: June 15th, 2016

In the Garden: June 15th, 2016

In my neck of the woods, the garden season is really only just beginning. We are typically frost-free from June 1st- September 12th or so. This year, we had a frost on June 8th. And although this gives us a very short window in which to get the bulk of our garden planted, grown, and […]

Raising Meat Rabbits: Easy Breeding Program for Consistent Food Production

Raising Meat Rabbits: Easy Breeding Program for Consistent Food Production

Raising meat rabbits is a really easy way to provide healthy food for your family. And developing a breeding program that fits your family’s needs will enable you to do so on a consistent basis that takes the stress out of both over (and under) production. Today I’d like to show you my very simple […]