Guest Post: Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my free newsletter. 400,000 Facebook fans can’t be wrong!When I posted about switching from boxed and canned goods to homemade alternatives, Heather Anderson, who blogs at A Mother’s Calling, commented:…

Celebrate Earth Day!

If you’re here reading this post, you’re likely aware of your impact on Mother Earth and are trying to lighten that impact. By depending more upon ourselves for our needs and less on big business, we are eliminating unnecessary fossil…

A More Sustainable Easter Basket

A More Sustainable Easter Basket

If your kids are expecting a visit from the Easter Bunny, now’s a good time to alert the rabbit to the fact that your household would appreciate a little less waste than usual. The “Basket” Sure, we call it a…

Deep Watering in the Garden

I’ve mentioned before the fact that my soil has a hard time holding on to moisture. Between that and the fact that some of my veggies are planted on a slope to utilize as much of our space as possible,…

Switching from Boxed and Canned to Homemade

Switching from Boxed and Canned to Homemade

Basing my assumptions on a trip through the grocery store, it looks like much of America begins the process of “cooking” with something that comes in a box or a can. Mother Nature does not produce food that comes contained…

Save that Water!

Save that Water!

Instead of pouring the water that you’ve used to cook hard boiled eggs, vegetables, or pasta down the drain, allow it to cool and then use it to water some of your outdoor plants. Alternatively, you can use the boiling…

Combat Poor Soil with Lasagna Beds

Combat Poor Soil with Lasagna Beds

Over on my Facebook page, Catherine laments the fact that her clay soil isn’t good for gardening and her budget just doesn’t allow for hiring a big piece of equipment to turn and improve the soil. While I don’t have…

Utilizing the Garden Space You Have

Utilizing the Garden Space You Have

When my family moved into this house, the very steep front yard was filled with pineapple plants (undeniably cool, I know). It was probably an easy way for the previous resident to use the awkward space, but we wanted more…

Chicken Tractor in a Pinch

So, I’ve got chickens. I’ve raised egg laying chickens for more than a dozen years but I’m finding it to be a bit of a challenge here in suburbia. Mostly because the chickens are refusing to follow directions. See, we…