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Historic Plant Labels

Before the days of aluminum and plastic, how did gardeners label their plants? What on earth did Thomas Jefferson and George Washington do? Here are two 18th-century methods from Wesley Greene of Colonial Williamsburg: "I have come across an interesting reference to plant labels in instructions from George Washington to William Pierce, his manager at [...]

By |2015-05-14T15:33:22-07:00May 14th, 2015|Gardening, Homesteading, Ranch Life|0 Comments

The Sustainable Herbs Project

Medicinal herbs are very near and dear to my heart! As our family herbalist, I rely on ethically harvested, sustainably grown and processed herbs that we cannot grow ourselves. I just heard about a campaign to raise awareness of the sustainability of herbs, called The Sustainable Herbs Project. Click here to learn more about how [...]

By |2015-02-18T21:37:38-07:00February 18th, 2015|Gardening, herbs, Homesteading, Ranch Life, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Favorite Seed Catalogs

Yes it's that time of year! Lately, I find my mind wandering to spring planting of the kitchen garden, my mouth watering at the thought of the many heirloom vegetables to come. Of course, the seed catalogs arriving in the mail each week only encourage such dreaming and scheming! This list is the companies I [...]

By |2015-01-28T12:53:44-07:00January 28th, 2015|Gardening, Homesteading, Ranch Life|0 Comments

Roots for Fruit

We have a fruit orchard!!! It’s small at just six trees, but with just the two of us our needs are minimal. It should start to serve us well in two years’ time, with some to share. Perhaps we’ll add a couple more later on. There are two Manchurian crabapples, two Buckeye Gala apples, one [...]

By |2014-05-24T15:07:42-07:00May 24th, 2014|Gardening, Homesteading, Ranch Life|0 Comments