Gardening, Video

We’re Back in the Garden Again


Have you ever had one of those weeks where you feel like you were just constantly busy, but when the end of the week rolled around, you had NO CLUE what you did all week?

That was our week in a nut shell.

BUT, I do remember one job we completed this week.
We planted the first seeds in the vegetable garden!!! OH YEAH!

For you non-gardeners, that probably sounds really boring.

But after a long, dreary winter, it’s so fun to watch those little green shoots start poking their heads through the garden soil.  Well, unless it’s weed shoots…

So if you want to catch a bit of the fun, join us in today’s video as we begin to awaken the sleeping garden.


Gardening, Video

Want To See Our Garden?

How is your summer going?  We have had an excellent summer so far.  Everything is growing like weeds.  Oh, and the weeds are growing like weeds, too.  Go figure!

ndh beans

Before I announce today’s video, I wanted to let you know we are almost sold out of our pastured chicken for September 16.  These are the last chickens for 2017, so don’t wait if you want to order!


Today’s video is a little different.  It has *almost* no animals in it.   Because ideally, you don’t want animals in the garden…

Yes, the video below is a garden tour.  Now if gardening isn’t your thing, you might want to skip this video.  But for those of you who are like me and love seeing your friends’ gardens, this just might be up your alley.

(SPOILER: There is a very short clip at the end with some really cute, NAUGHTY piglets!)

Ok, I’ll stop rambling! Take care friend!


Cooking & Eating, Gardening

Tomato Jar 154 (and a New Stove)



The great tomato canning challenge is charging full steam ahead with the addition of this hardworking, industrial stove.  Yeah, isn’t it a beauty! It’s set up in Dad’s garage, so we are able to keep all the heat and steam of canning out of the kitchen.  I’ve canned with it twice now, and it’s a keeper, for sure.


Yesterday’s canner load brought our total to 154 quarts of tomatoes.  And the tomatoes are still ripening….


(The white spots on the tomatoes are from the hydrated lime we dusted the patch with for bug control.)

I don’t have any tomatoes to can today, but I’m going to be busy canning….sept-beans


What are you preserving?  I’d love to hear!  Let me know in a comment below!

I’m off to snap beans, Sarah