Living A Modern Homesteading Life

Is it possible to homestead without acres of land and animals? I think you definitely can by incorporating many aspects of modern homesteading into your lifestyle! There are a lot of people who want to homestead, but don’t live on acres of land out in the country. It doesn’t have to be that way! Modern…

Preserving Food: Small Garden? No Problem!

I once read somewhere that it takes approximately 4,000 square feet of gardening space to feed one person for an entire year. Most people do not have this kind of space, as amazing as it would be. Most of us are growing in small yards or on balconies or patios. Most of us also do…

Gardening In The Heat Of Summer

Within the Arc of Seasons, as taught in the Gardenary method of gardening, July and August are considered the hot season here in the Denver Metro area. The hot season consists of temperatures ranging from 70°F – 90°F. Each season has specific plant families that grow well and others that struggle or are unable to…

My Must Grow Plants: Flowers

I absolutely love growing flowers all around my yard, wherever I can. I make sure that each year I have a variety of flowers that bloom at different times of the year to support pollinators throughout the season. I keep dandelions in my yard, they make for great plant medicine as well as food for…

My Must Grow Plants: Food Crops

Deciding what to grow each season is exciting and filled with so many choices. In fact it can be overwhelming, especially for new gardeners. There are hundreds of options from dozens of seed catalogs. After you have been growing for a few seasons you will naturally find what works in your garden, what your family…

What’s Been Happening In My Gardens

It’s the end of May and there has been so many things happening in the garden that I thought I would do a garden catch up with you as well as share a brief description of some of my growing spaces.  I have been changing things up again in my gardens, something I seem to…

Earth Day 2022, Earth Day Every Day

Today is Earth Day, well technically every day is Earth Day, but today we take note of how special this planet is. It is a time to recognize that the choices we make on a daily basis have a huge impact on our planet. It is also a time to see where we can make…

Dandelions, A Wonderfully Beneficial “Weed”

Dandelions are popping up right now where I live and depending on your temperatures they should be for you too. Growing up I loved making wishes on dandelion puffs, watching as they blew away. I also remember getting scolded for doing it because they were going to start growing everywhere. I didn’t see why it…

What’s In Season: Spring

Spring is here and with it comes more variety with what’s in season! This is the kickoff to months of delicious fresh food from the garden, a CSA or the local farmers market. Eating seasonally and locally helps ensure higher nutrient quality than produce that is grown in another location and shipped across many miles…

What’s In Season: Winter

It may be seem like everything is in season when we look at what’s filling the produce section at the grocery store. The truth is much of the food you see has traveled long distances to get to the grocery store. Out of season produce is grown in warmer climates and shipped, trucked or flown…

Pantry Staples For A From Scratch Kitchen

When it comes to being prepared in a from scratch kitchen you definitely want to have some pantry staples on hand to be able to quickly put meals together. When you harvest something from your garden or when your CSA box is filled with goodies, you will feel confident knowing that you can make a…

My January 2022 Message For You

Winter is a time of reflection, looking inward, staying warm with tea and hearty soups. It’s a time to fully give in to the need to relax and reset. It’s a time to think about what is calling your heart. It doesn’t mean we need to jump into action and go, go, go, but it…