Pumpkin Seeds, Chickens, and Bees (Oh My!)

It’s been busy around here with at least some garden prep and planting happening daily. In addition to the vegetable garden, I’m trying to set up a cutting garden, hoping to grow enough to provide flowers for my mom’s bed and breakfast, in addition to our eggs. The potatoes are in, the early tomatoes are tucked awayRead more

Sittin’ in the Garden Eatin’ Worms

Just when I was finally starting to get my blogging groove back, my darn computer kicked the bucket (and took all of my freshly uploaded photos intended for new posts with it)! We’re working on getting that info off of the hard drive, but in the meantime, I thought I’d share a photo that IRead more

Skin Care

I’ve mentioned previously how much trouble I have finding things I can use on my skin without it turning into an itchy, scaly, reptilian mess – there aren’t many products out there for someone who can’t handle artificial colors, scents, or preservatives (and I like to think I’m low maintenance – pffft!). I used to think myRead more

Building a “Champagne” Garden on a Beer Budget: Part I

The view out my window when I woke up this morning didn’t exactly shout “spring!”, but the angle of the sun has changed noticeably in the past few weeks and I’ve been dealing with a pretty bad case of spring fever. This can mean only one thing – time to start thinking (obsessing) about theRead more

A Chocolate Valentine Treat

Happy Valentines day! I hope everyone is enjoying a break from the February blahs, and that you’re taking the time to indulge yourself in the obligatory V-day chocolate binge. If you haven’t yet made it to your local chocolate shop, all is not lost. In a matter of minutes you can whip up a batchRead more

New Beginnings

So much for the one month hiatus that I talked about way back in September (which I only got around to mentioning to my Facebook friends, now that I think about it). I hope you had a great fall and are enjoying 2011 so far! The break came about when I stepped in as temporaryRead more

Rainforest Flowers and Book Winner

Thanks to everyone who left a comment on the Hothouse Flowers review post. After using a random number generator to select a winner, the book goes to Jennywenny of Foray into Food. Jenny, if you can forward your mailing info to me at freerangeliving@gmail.com, I will pass it along to the people at TLC Book Tours,Read more

Hot House Flower: Book Review and Giveaway

Okay, I’m having a really hard time accepting the fact that it’s September already, but the rainy, miserable weather is relentless in its efforts to convince me that summer is indeed over. I have no excuses for my latest absence, aside from an utter lack of desire to sit in front of my computer whenRead more

The Laundry Line

We finally managed to get the clothes line up and ready before the warm weather hit (not that I have anything against hanging laundry out when the weather is bad), and it’s been seeing a lot of use, sometimes up to three loads a day when it’s hot. We dithered for a long time about whatRead more