Well, today was a bust. Not only was it rainy and dreary, but no one came to our workshop today. Which is just as well because my daughter ran a fever (likely due to seasonal allergies) and wasn't feeling well. And the garden needed the rain, so I guess all is not totally lost. It … Continue reading Disappointment on the Homestead
Hey y'all! In honor of our Summer Workshop Series, I designed an exclusive T-shirt. Our love for the Lord and our love of permaculture meet in this punny addition to the Etsy shop. While you're at it, there are less than 12 days to the 1st of our summer workshops on Back to Eden gardening! … Continue reading It is Swale with my Soul!
It's that time of year again... my birthday is rapidly approaching. So in honor of getting closer to 30 than 20, I'm reminiscing my earlier 20s and honoring my slipping closer toward middle age (seriously, 30 is middle age,not 50... who expects to live to 100??) with a sale on our Etsy shop! Spend $20, … Continue reading 20% off $20!
So upon a lot of contemplation, I both created and deleted a SMH Facebook account. I can't bring myself to go through with it; I hate what social media has become. I hate spending time that should be spent studying God's Word, or working on the property, or telling stories of rich family history or … Continue reading Shaggy Maple Update
Hey Folks! We have lots of new and exciting things coming down the pipe for 2019. First, and most importantly, we're having a series of 3 FREE workshops this summer on Back to Eden Gardening, Permaculture basics, and Sustainable Gardening. One in May, one in June, and one in July. Registrants can have their very … Continue reading Shaggy Maple Update
Through partnering with Canva and Printful, we've been able to design our very own mugs! The first one to hit the Etsy shop is our SMH taste and see mug. Available in 11 and 15oz capacity I am SO excited! They'll go great with some of our loose-leaf back to Eden peppermint herbal tea!
It's Fall!! and that means we're building another Back to Eden terrace (our final one in this garden) and we thought we'd take the opportunity to make it a teachable moment. We'll cover the basics of permaculture land works, B2E site preparation, planting, cultivar selection, pruning, and more! Join us for a demonstration/master class/tour on … Continue reading SMH Back to Eden Demonstration
We're currently engaging in all of the bureaucracy involved in selling at our local farmer's market. There are a lot of permits to acquire for live plant sales and seed sales. That said, the more fun part of the job is happening now: harvest! I was out early this morning harvesting mint, parsley, sage, and … Continue reading Preparation for Fall Market: herbs and seeds
My husband and I have been praying on starting a business to help sustain our animal feed costs. The answer I got came from Proverbs 31:18: She sees that her trading is profitable and her lamp does not go out at night. That among other passages of scripture and much time in prayer led us … Continue reading Homestead Name and Logo Reveal