Category Archives: Gardening

Halloween to Thanksgiving…

Halloween… Painting our pumpkins from our garden and the J&J pumpkin patch ride: {and of course we made yummy roasted pumpkin seeds} ———————————— Thomas’ 4 year old preschool pumpkin patch field trip: My costume for my friend’s fund raiser (supermom!):The … Continue reading

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What Stacey Has Been Up To…

I’ve been using new recipes.  Spaghetti with Spinach, Garlic, and Lemon—This is tasty, but it can’t really be re-heated so I ended up giving away half of it to a very pregnant neighbor. It was tart but fresh and satisfying … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day and a Reading Nook…

Mother’s day was a sweet one. I received many gifts made by my children in school. I got a nap too! My mom and sister, Samm made these delicious oreos for me!I weeded my front flower bed and planted hydrangeas … Continue reading

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Gardening and Such…

This year we expanded our garden as I showed in an earlier post. This last two weeks we finished up planting the whole thing. Every bit of it was used, and hopefully, every bit of it grows and doesn’t get … Continue reading

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Spring has Sprung…

This is what spring looks like in my neighborhood right now. I can’t get enough! ———————– We have been working diligently on our garden and yard the last couple weeks. The gardens are completely prepped for veggies. I’ve planted carrots … Continue reading

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Been too long…

Yah….I know it’s been a while since I posted. But, I’ve been busy, busy, busy!  I have such beautiful people in my life… This winter has been a strange one… Sixty degree weather since January!{february} {We even cleaned out under the … Continue reading

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Gardening Continued, and Pumpkin Time…

–Preserving your carrot crop– I decided to freeze my crop of carrots this year for soups and sides through the winter. It is a very easy process: Wash. Peel (and chop off ends). Slice. Blanch. Measure out. Vacuum Seal. Freeze. … Continue reading

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Garden Preserving, and Fall/Halloween Decorating…

Fall means Apple harvest:  Apple chips! Some with cinnamon, some without (for River who doesn’t like spices).  —Caramel Apple Jam— First time making this and YUMMO! (if you find the chopped apples float, just shake it up near the end … Continue reading

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Canning Season: Chili Sauce, Pickles, and Food Storing…

Food storing is a fabulous thing. I love having plenty on hand to create nutritious and satisfying meals for my family when I can’t get to the store. I love this time of year because there are case lot sales … Continue reading

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Goodbye Summer…

When we got back from our Pennsylvania trip we were all exhausted… But it felt good to be home so we dug in and did all the housework and gardening and cleaned out the van, and did laundry… I discovered … Continue reading

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