Today is a first! I made my own spaghetti sauce from scratch! With vegetables all from my own garden too, so I get extra points for that 🙂 Honestly, growing up I would not eat any sauce but Ragu. I remember my mom giving up making sauce from scratch thanks to my refusal to eat … More Garden Blend Spaghetti Sauce
We spend a lot of time outside whether it be at baseball games, working in the garden, taking care of animals, or just playing at the park. One thing I do not enjoy is being followed or attacked by insects! And who does really? I do not want to use any chemical spray on my … More Bugs, nobody got time for that!
Whether you live on a large farm, small homestead or maybe just have a backyard garden, I have some recipes and tips that will work for you! Some of you might wonder what essential oils have to do with homesteading. Some of you may be a complete skeptic about essential oils (I get that because … More Essential Oil Uses on the Homestead
I am not good with plants. If plants could run, they would run from me. Honestly. My idea of a good plant is one that requires nothing! I know, there aren’t too many of those. But I have found a few that seem to survive, and even thrive, despite my black thumb! So, if you … More Easy to Grow, Hard to Kill Plants
One good thing about living in Florida is that you can grow plants throughout the year. And that is great for attracting butterflies! I started a small butterfly garden last year and have continued to add to it. It is not enormous, but we are seeing so many butterflies this year! Happiness is a butterfly, … More Butterfly Gardening in Florida
We have been growing jalapeño peppers in our raised bed garden and actually have had success with this veggie! I wasn’t sure what to do with all these peppers! I found a recipe for pickled peppers like you might find at a Mexican restaurant as a side dish or topping. Ingredients: 1 pound … More Pickled peppers
Psalms 104:14He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, And vegetation for the labor of man, So that he may bring forth food from the earth. I do not have a green thumb. In fact, I usually kill plants. My idea of gardening is planting palms or jasmine because they survive just about anything … More How does the garden grow?