Glossary of Gardening Terms

Acidic Soil – Soil with a pH of less than 7 is considered acidic. Alkaline Soil – Soil with a pH of that is greater than 7 is considered alkaline. Annual – Any plant that lives for only one growing season. Aphids – tiny soft-bodied insects of the family Aphididae that suck the sap from the stems and […]

Perennials: Spring Snow

Here in Minnesota, we never know what Mother Nature will bring us throughout the year. We almost hit 70F in February, and now at the end of April, we woke up to a dusting of snow that lightly covered our awakening perennials. I guess the weather is one thing that keeps Minnesotans on their toes. […]

Chicken Coop With Run: Free Plans

On April 25, 2015 my husband and I packed up our kids and our dog, Brook (she travels with us wherever we go), and drove to pick up our very first one-day-old chicks. Our family had moved into our current house in the winter of 2012, and one of our goals before we even found […]

The Farm: Moving Back To Their Roots

Have you ever had one of those “everything happens for a reason” moments that gave you the chills? Well, I have a story to share with you that still gives me the chills, and I truly believe that everything that happened in this story, happened for a reason. Now, this is the introductory post to […]

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