We spend tons of money on food at the grocery store each year- if you shop organic, this amount is probably tripled! If you’re like me, you probably end up buying way more than you use (wasteful, I know! Compost those extras, give them to your backyard chickens!). The obvious answer is to buy less, … Continue reading The Great Debate: To Refrigerate or Not to Refrigerate?
The logical thing to do after my last post would be to continue my series on bees. Yep, that would be the logical thing to do but I laugh in the face of logic (hahaha!) so, I am going to go completely off topic and make you sweat it out a bit while you wait … Continue reading Eight Glasses a Day: The Benefits of Drinking Water
Last week we talked about gardens and pollinators, butterflies and bees. It had me thinking a lot about the bees and their honey. Bees have been around for millions of years and, for much of the time we (humans) have been around, we have benefited from bees. We use their honey for food and medicine. … Continue reading (Some of) The Many Benefits of Bees and Honey
Welcome back! This is part two of our green gardening guidance double header. Last time we focused on natural nutrients and indigenous plants; this time is no exception (remember to keep your garden native for best results)! Today we have a couple more tips to help your garden grow beautifully and, more importantly, naturally. Let’s … Continue reading Sustainable Gardening Part 2
Ahh yes…Spring! Finally, it has arrived. The sun’s out a little longer, the days are a little warmer and your step is just a little lighter. Yep, just around the corner are the days of bright, warm sunshine, picnics and gardening. But, for those of us who have not been blessed with a green thumb, … Continue reading Green Thumb Gardens for the Sustainable Gardener
Full disclosure, this post is hatched (see what I did there?) from a purely selfish place. I'm guilty of daydreaming about having my own backyard brood of chickens, so I'm a bit biased on this subject. I'm not usually a bird person but after spending some time chicken-sitting in years passed I am fully obsessed. … Continue reading Making the Argument for Backyard Chickens