Category «Home Production»

Dynamite Dill

I absolutely love gardening, especially this time of year. The beautiful colors, aroma, flavors, textures and intense homeyness created by the abundance of our harvest never ceases to amaze me. Today it was all about the garlic dill pickles and working side-by-side with my daughter to create a masterpiece to be displayed with pride at next year’s …

Deciding to Grown Our Own Food – Building Our Family Ark

Jonathan and I had always been good about keeping our pantry well-stocked and growing a token hobby garden every year. But as our family grew, so did our concern about being able to provide for our children in a world of growing concerns. It seemed that there were dangers threatening our security everywhere we looked. …

Winter Sowing – Carefree Early Start for Veggies

I dream of owning the perfect greenhouse. I know exactly what I want it to look like, but the financial reality is that it will take several more years to save for it. We live in an area with a short growing season so I’m always looking for ways to extend the season. Winter Sowing …