10 Easy and Fun Gardening Activities to do with Kids

10 Easy and Fun Gardening Activities to do with Kids

Gardening is a great way to get kids outdoors and learning about nature. It’s also an activity that can be done together as a family, making it even more fun! Today I’m sharing 10 fun gardening activities for kids that you can do together. Gardening provides a great opportunity to teach kids about plants, soil,…

10 Simple Tips for Beginners: Growing Fruit Trees

10 Simple Tips for Beginners: Growing Fruit Trees

In this post, you’ll learn some simple tips to grow fruit trees in your backyard. You’ll find out what you need to do for success. If you’ve ever wanted a fig tree or grapevine at home, we have the tips for growing these and other fruits successfully! One of the most rewarding things you can…

The Big List of Ideas for Gardening with Kids

The Big List of Ideas for Gardening with Kids

I love gardening with kids. It’s a great way to get them outside, and it’s also a fun way for us to spend time together. And if you’re looking for some ideas of what to do, I have compiled a list of activities that we’ve done in the past. There are so many different ways…

How to Plan Your Square Foot Garden + Free Printable Planner

How to Plan Your Square Foot Garden + Free Printable Planner

Are you planning your garden? This morning as I was thinking about planning the “grid” for my Square Foot Garden and decided to create a planner page to help me. Today I’m sharing all about how to plan your square foot garden. Plus, you can grab my free printable square foot garden planner below! What…

Square Foot Garden Planting Guide | Free Printable Chart

Square Foot Garden Planting Guide | Free Printable Chart

Square foot gardens are low-maintenance and easy to grow. This means that even if this is your first time gardening, growing plants in a square foot garden will be simple. The following square foot garden planting guide includes instructions on how many plants to plant in each square based on the type of plant. Plus,…

Finding a New Normal
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Finding a New Normal

Hi friends! It’s been a while since I’ve posted on the blog. I rarely ever comment on current world events. I don’t want my words to be trite or cliche. I want the words I share with you to be meaningful. I don’t want to add to the noise. I also don’t want to pretend like…

Video: Picking Blackberries

Video: Picking Blackberries

Our home sits on top of a small mountain, overlooking the small town of Harlan. We have a large yard, about an acre and a half total, but most of it is front yard since our house is situated so that our back windows overlook the valley below. I’m so excited about all of the…

My Garden Plans for 2012

My Garden Plans for 2012

I had a good garden last year. Here are my goals for this year: Vegetable Garden Something I am working harder at this year, is succession planting. I was excited to find Seeds of Change seeds at Wal-Mart and discovered a sweet pea – Green Arrow Shell Peas – which are a bush type pea…

Preparing to Plant Seeds

Preparing to Plant Seeds

I love this time of year. When the weather warms up just enough that you know spring is coming and the itch to dig in the dirt and grow something gets under your skin. In the past I have used yogurt cups, egg cartons, butter dishes, and more to start my seeds in. This year…