Five for Friday: Soil

Five for Friday: Soil

Let’s be clear about this: If your soil is junk, your garden is going to struggle. Check out these methods for improving your success rate!

Natural Aphid Control

Natural Aphid Control

Got bugs? It’s time for a little aphid control with a two-pronged approach. You need to control the aphids AND the ants.

Five for Friday: Poultry

Five for Friday: Poultry

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my free newsletter. 400,000 Facebook fans can’t be wrong!Lots of folks are adding chickens and ducks and geese (oh, my!) to their farm family this time of year. Whether you’re…

Repurposing Waste into Beautifully Artistic Homes

Repurposing Waste into Beautifully Artistic Homes

You might call Dan Phillips the Dr. Seuss of home building. His roof lines bend and pitch wildly; the angles are all wrong. This is so inspiring. Dan Phillips diverts materials headed for the landfill and recycles bits and bobs…

Give up the {Coffee} Cup

Give up the {Coffee} Cup

Still grabbing a cup to go every day? Have a look at this infographic; you might be tempted to alter that habit!

Growing (and Using) Lemongrass

Growing (and Using) Lemongrass

Lemongrass grows easily in my warm climate, but it also grows very easily in pots. This means that even if you live in a cooler region, you can move it indoors when the weather turns.

Liliko‘i Gingerade

Liliko‘i Gingerade

Filled with small black seeds wrapped in a juicy orange membrane, liliko‘i — or passion fruit — grows on a vine that can get rambunctious in our mild Hawai‘i climate. While I’m told there have been attempts to eradicate the…