Green Living

Creating Our Own Backyard Homestead

Creating Our Own Backyard Homestead

My lifelong desire of spontaneously moving far away [out west, down south, to the French Alps, French-speaking Canada, where ever…] in order to begin some fascinating, ambitious career has taken a backseat. I have…

Thinning Seedlings: Peppers & Tomatoes

If you want to grow strong and healthy plants, you need to thin your seedlings! If you skip this important gardening step and let nature take it’s course… that is…

Tilling the Garden – Our 1st Epic Garden!

It’s Memorial Day weekend! This is the time of year we pause and remember all the fallen soldiers who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. We honor all of their accomplishments and…

Diatomaceous Earth: What Is It & Why You Should Use It

What is Diatomaceous Earth? Diatomaceous earth (DE), also called Kieselguhr is a light-colored, chalk-light sedimentary rock that is composed of the siliceous shells of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae….

How to Check for Seed Viability

Like many gardening gurus you probably store away past years’ seeds at the end of every season. Even though expiration dates say it’s okay to use the particular seed, you…

How to Attract Wildlife into Your Garden

Gardening is without a doubt one of the most pleasant hobbies. Taking care of a garden will bring you satisfaction and will also help you relax and free yourself from…

A Collection of Photos from around our Rural Michigan Farmhouse.

Trees. Shrubs. Perennial Flowers. Blackberries. Raspberries. Blueberries. Apples. Pears. Vegetable Gardens. Mint Garden. Edible Perennial Garden. 1 Dog. 2 Cats. 2 Sheep. 12 Chickens. Wildlife. Wanna take a tour around our rural…

Hot Summer Garden and Lawn Watering Tips

The summer is approaching and the temperatures are even higher than expected. For all the people that head for their summer vacations that sounds terrific but what about all the…

How to Choose a Lawn Mower for Your Backyard

Who likes mowing the lawn? I do! I do! Unless of course, I have to use a push mower or I have a notice on my door that states I…

How to Freeze Green Beans

Our first epic garden was definitely epic… in size and work load. Not so much in harvest. This past spring we tilled up a new 2500sq ft garden space and planted seeds on…