Wondering what my kids do all day while I’m gardening? Here’s how they live childhood unplugged. Make sure to follow us on YouTube for weekly videos from the cottage.
Question: How many seeds should I plant each spring? Answer: Error on the side of more, baby! Make sure to follow us on YouTube for weekly videos from the cottage.
Wondering what to order from Azure Standard? Here’s what I get! Yes, we still get a lot from the store. That is, until I figure out how to make olive oil in a Zone 7b garden… Make sure to follow us on YouTube for weekly videos from the cottage. ORDER FROM AZURE STANDARD HERE.
I woke up at 4:30 am this morning to bake bread. Yes, you read that right. I know. I should probably get a metal or something. Cue the music! What’s that? People wake up at 4:30am every day to go to work? Psh. Pay no mind to facts such as that. Truth be told, I
How to store carrots. The flowers of the spring have already bloomed and tucked back into the soil while the strong perennials take their place in the potager and greenhouse gardens. As of today, the bright blue delphinium stick above the yarrow and strawberry plants. The lovage now reaches the roof life and the market
It may be time for a new mattress. 15 years ago, I made a commitment. I vowed to love, appreciate, and care for my beloved mattress until… …okay, well, that’s about where my analogy breaks down. I scrimped and saved from my minimum wage job at a flower shop until I had saved $699. That
This. Every morning, this. I could wake up seventy thousand more times, roll out of bed, scramble to find a mismatched pair of socks, and throw on an oversized, overworn sweatshirt before hobbling out to the thrift store couch (where no less than four little ones will soon find me) and never tire of it.
Have you seen that Jim Gaffigan skit where he’s talking about one way to live your life? It goes like this: Ya. It’s sorta like that. When people see you at the store, they no longer say “Oh what a beautiful baby!” but rather they look at you with a flock of children and with
I didn’t intend to be lambing in winter. Aren’t lambs naturally supposed to come in the spring time? Isn’t that just the way that nature works or something? Oh wait. Shouldn’t I also know by now that nothing just ‘works’ like that? There’s always a few twists and turns to keep us on our toes as farmers.
Oh, hello world. You’re still there. Happy to see it! What I know of the world has been consumed by a variety of heaviness these past few weeks: the stress of relocating the animals, the children, the moving of 1,391 pounds of canned goods we had stored away for winter. The heaviness of the most