Herb Infused Oil for Skin Care

Dried herbs in a Mason jar with a woman pouring oil over the top.

You can learn to make this herb infused oil recipe using dry (not fresh) herbs combined with olive or coconut oil to use in DIY skin and hair products. 

How to Dry Herbs

Dehydrator filled with trays of herbs.

Fresh herbs make food taste much better! If you can’t grow herbs all year long, learn how to dry herbs. You can air dry, use an oven or a dehydrator.

Homemade Wassail Recipe

A mug of wassail in a white cup.

Wassail is traditionally a warm cider drink with the flavors of apple cider, orange juice and mulling spices (like cinnamon and clove) served during the holidays. Mix this up for your next gathering and enjoy the delicious aroma as it fills your home.

Burning Week

Up close photo of fall leaves on a tree.

During a different life, a million years ago, or maybe just a couple of decades, when I lived in a different world, or maybe in an apartment in a city with no chickens and no dairy cows and no gaggle of sons, I got lost.

A Night in the Garden

Garden arches with plants growing up and over them.

I sat in the garden until after dark tonight. I rarely do. Kids need dinner and baths. The laundry needs to be moved over and the kitchen needs to be cleaned up. But tonight, I stayed out and left the rest to wait.

The Grief of Growing Up

Three boys giggling in a garden.

I cried in bed this morning. I was tired, sure. Somewhere in the wee hours, a gangly ten-year-old shook me violently…

Snack and a Nap

A dog sitting outside a greenhouse with plants all around.

Sometimes I cannot find the romance of life. It used to come easy, when the farm was new and the yearning to have it was still fresh enough that I could remember the way it had hurt.

How to Make Compost Tea

Strings tied to a metal rack with compost tea bags hanging into a large barrel of compost tea.

Learn to make your own compost tea and fertilize your garden for incredible growth and healthy soil filled with life.

30 Dollars in a Little Tin

A young boy sitting in a rocking chair cuddling a cat.

I received my first camera on my ninth birthday. It was an old 110 mm film camera loaded and ready with my first roll of film. I also received thirty dollars in single bills stuffed into a little tin.