Seed Catalogs! Get Your Seed Catalogs! A List of Places to Request Free Seed Catalogs

Free Seed Catalogs FI

These seed companies, they’ve got us gardeners figured out. They prey on all the poor, snow-bound people during the dark, depths of winter. I swear they each have a team of meteorologists in the catalog department, just waiting for the coldest days and worst winter weather to hit. That’s when they pull the trigger. Catalogs […]

How to Make Beeswax Birthday Candles

How to make beeswax birthday candles

In celebration of the year that you were born, you should have the finest. You deserve the Cadillac of birthday candles on your three-tiered, from scratch, chocolate cake with real buttercream. You’re nodding your head. Have you ever seen more adorable candles? The soft yellow wax, the rustic handmade look- have I mentioned that I like rustic […]

The Loneliest Rooster: A Chicken Story

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I never would have guessed that I’d turn into a “chicken lady,” you know… one of those. I own chicken pot holders, and I talk to the hens like they’re real people. I’m full-blown Chicken Lady. Crazy Chicken Lady. Or as I prefer to call myself: “Chicken Enthusiast.” Before getting chickens, I had no idea that they were […]

Harvest Cobb Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing

Harvest Cobb Salad Feature

I made something incredible the other night. Out of vegetables! Even Karl liked this Cobb Salad (read: big huge bowl full of vegetables)… and he’s still working through his vegetable-haters rehabilitation program. He’s conquered salad greens, asparagus, kale, and even Brussels sprouts! This year we’re working on squash. He gets so sad whenever I try to feed him […]

Homestead Monthly: December 2015 {Farmhouse kitchen makeover and snow-bound chickens!}

Homestead Monthly December 2015

Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover We’re in the thick of it as we speak! In the middle of December we started the big kitchen cabinet makeover- our cabinets weren’t terrible, but the yellow-tinged maple didn’t really do anything for us, and I had dreams of white kitchen cabinets. We’re no strangers to big projects and hard work, […]