Liz, Joe & kids

Liz, Joe & kids

It all began with an Italian grandfather who loved to teach his grandkids about food, and neighbor who became family who loved to teach the boys next door about plants and growing things. Add a few kids to the mix…and here we are.

Pros and Cons of Annual vs. Perennial Garden

Pros and Cons of Annual vs. Perennial Garden

It seems the traditional garden landscape has long been a wide green lawn, bordered with a few shrubs and some tasteful annual flowers that bloom most of the season before dying back in the fall. The spring and fall cleanups are the bulk of the work and bookmarking a...

One Step at a Time…

One Step at a Time…

One step at a time. How splitting tasks into tiny pieces keeps things moving.Time is a commodity we do not have much of! With four kids, work, school, activities, feeding everyone, animals, basic daily home upkeep...our days get pretty full.  With a toddler around,...

Chore Time…how we’re staying on track. For now.

Chore Time…how we’re staying on track. For now.

Chore Time... How we're staying on track. For now.I hate to nag. I hate to remind. I hate to ask kids if they've done the thing I asked them to do six hours ago that I know they didn't do, but I'm trying to be polite and ask them again without getting mad.  Kids avoid...

Why homestead? Isn’t it a LOT of work?

Why homestead? Isn’t it a LOT of work?

Why homestead? Isn't it a LOT of work? When I go into my garden with a spade, and dig a bed, I feel such an exhilaration and health that I discover that I have been defrauding myself all this time in letting others do for me what I should have been doing with my own...

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