Kids and Veggies: Why my kids love ’em or leave ’em

I've developed a relationship with the food I eat. I don't mean that in some weird way, just that I grow my food, preserve it, and eat from my garden's produce year round. Not exclusively by any stretch of the imagination, no. But, I have been working toward that end. Because of health issues that … Continue reading Kids and Veggies: Why my kids love ’em or leave ’em

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My Top 5 favorite Heirloom Garden Plants

This year in gardening was largely experimental for us. This October marks our first full year on the homestead, and so far we have only had a spring and summer garden. We decided to forgo a fall garden simply in favor of letting our ground rest and compost before spring planting. That said, I discovered … Continue reading My Top 5 favorite Heirloom Garden Plants

My Refractometer

I recently rediscovered my like of refractometers and finally broke down and purchased one online. It's a nifty little thing. It measures how light bends through different liquids in degrees of Brix. You can use that measurement to calculate specific gravity and if you're in to home brewing like we are, estimate ABV of your … Continue reading My Refractometer