Today marks the first of June, and while I realize I've strayed from the garden a bit over the last weeks, I cannot resist this opportunity to detail some of the plantings you should be sowing into the ground for this month. Read on, for some ideas on what to dirty your hands with in this first of the summer months. Bush Beans If you haven't planted beans yet, now is the … [Read more...] about Jumpin’ June Plantings!
Howdy ya'll! With a couple weeks left in April, I think it's time for our second installment of proper plantings for the month. So if you've already got your beets buried, your carrots coming in, and your cucumbers cared for, here are a couple more to keep you going till month's end. Tomatoes Planting tomatoes always holds a special place in my heart, as it was the first … [Read more...] about Proper Plantings for April: Part 2
Sourdough bread--one of the oldest forms of our favorite, gluten-based snacks--has become something of a resurgent celebrity. Amidst the global pandemic, people of various interests and backgrounds suddenly found themselves with more time on their hands, and this tricky-but-delectable sandwich-component became a favorite new skill to develop. Of course, out on the homestead, … [Read more...] about Sourdough from Scratch: Part 1
It’s no secret--the great outdoors get a lot less welcoming in the wintertime. When the seasons cold chases you indoors however, that doesn’t mean you must give up on fun projects and activities until spring! To the contrary, it’s a great time to work on stuff indoors, and the kitchen is always a cozy place to retreat to. This winter, give making your own bone broth a try--it’s … [Read more...] about Homemade Bone Broth
Figs. While commonly associated with decadent Roman living and the diets of the well-to-do, the ancient fig is actually far less delicate, and far easier to grow than what you’ve probably heard. Originating somewhere in Mesopotamia, the fig has been a delicacy for millennia, serving both as a standalone treat, and a natural sweetener. In fact, some interpretations of the Bible … [Read more...] about Fabulous Fig Facts