Who’s Gabbing and Who’s Gushing
GROWING UP~ VERTICAL GARDENING
I don't know about you, but I think there's something absolutley magical about watching plants clamor up arbors, fence posts, trellises, garden teepees and even other plants! No matter the size of your plot, vertical gardening benefits both gardener and plants.
There are too many flowering vines and climbing roses to mention in one little ole garden post so I'm just going to show off a few plants that are " growing up" in my garden this summer. I purchased sevaral bamboo teepees a few years back and they're holding up pretty well! ... Read more →
Barred Holland Facebook Group
Barred Holland BreedThe beautiful and rare Barred Holland breed was developed to help the small farmer compete with the Big Guys when white eggs were all the rage. The small farmer needed a dual purpose chicken that could be happy on a small farm and forage well.Well trends change and people are fickle about the outside color of their eggs. Of course all eggshells are white on the inside. They get their color on the way out….sort of a spray paint job.But the poor little Holland got shoved to the side. White Hollands, I am afraid, may be gone forever. No one has stepped up yet to claim they have any. As for the Barred Holland, as of two years ago they were down to about 1000 nation wide.Myself included, I know of only a hand full of reputable breeders with truly good stock. To help people connect, learn, promote, find breeders, and generally follow the breeds progress, I set up a friendly group on Facebook .The link is below and I hope you will join the group ... Read more →
Purple and Patriotic
This summer my Pallet Flags have sold like crazy! Between the Oconomowoc Farmer's Market and selling by word of mouth I completely sold out of my stock! One of the flags that I was particularly excited about was this custom purple flag made out of old cedar fencing. I made it the same as the pallet flags by breaking the fencing apart and putting it back together the way I needed it just with a different type of wood. Then I painted it in shades of purple to match the colors of the recipients living room. After it was painted I gave it a rough sanding to give it a little wear and a cohesive look ... Read more →
Own To It! It Is Part of Who You Are.
Prince Farming Finds his Hidden Treasure
We've been married 21 years and I'll admit I have not always been supportive of Keith's need to hang on to junk, I mean inventory.
And over the years we've had a few discussions about inventory control. like the need (I believed) to keep a dumpster on the farm being as reliable daily garbage pickup in our area is non-existent. It took almost 15 years to win that battle. In Keiths defense he did do a great job of collecting cans and steel, as well as burning 99% of all our trash.
But still it was difficult for me to see items of non-use piled up around the farm. We found more compromises though, like the one where I said I'd be in charge of the yard around the farmhouse and he could be in charge of the land around the barns ... Read more →
Wise and Witty Wednesday
Mountain Woman Rendezvous #56
Mountain Woman Rendezvous!
Be sure to spread the word and tell your friend’s!
Thanks so much for joining me. I look forward to seeing what you all have to share today…
Blessings ... Read more →
Podcast #60 Interview with Angi Schneider on HOPE
July 23, 2014: In today’s show I had the privilege to interview Angi Schneider, multiple author, pastor’s wife, mother and lover of the Lord. Her new book Hope – Thriving While Unemployed is a labor of love between herself and her husband Carl. They are vary passionate about this book and have extended the opportunity to those that are currently unemployed to receive a free digital copy. Use the email below and reach out to Angie and Carl Schneider to receive your free copy ... Read more →
On the Beach
We went to the beach not too far from the house to have a picnic. Hardly anybody was there and we had the whole place to ourselves. Now most of the beaches out here are full of driftwood and also rocky. The ocean has sandy beaches. We are on Saratoga Passage and it is a salt water beach. We parked near a lone tree. I happened to look up and guess who was watching us ... Read more →
Money Laundering Day
After deep cleaning several rooms in this 120 year old farmhouse (the mold in my shower had evolved into a lovely hunk of Brie), feeding the pigs, mowing for two hours, riding my new bike in 90 degree heat (cause I'm a bafoon that's why) and weeding the garden I am too tired to give you anything more than cheap humor.
Tomorrow, should be better ... Read more →