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5 Reasons Rosemary Should Grow In Your Garden

"What's your favorite herb?" This is probably the question I am asked most often.  I couldn't pick a favorite herb- possibly a Top 10 list, but never a favorite. Rosemary is an herb that would ALWAYS be on this list and very likely in the #1 spot.  The reasons are many- from ease of growing… Continue reading 5 Reasons Rosemary Should Grow In Your Garden

Galveston Gardens, Homesteading, Organic Gardening

There’s A Fungus Among Us

There's a fungus among us and I don't mean mushrooms. If you have attempted to grow any sort of vegetation for any amount of time, you have probably dealt with an unfriendly fungus.  While a great many varieties of fungus are essential to plant life and a great many others are neither good or bad,… Continue reading There’s A Fungus Among Us

All Year Round, Farm Fresh Food, Homesteading, Organic Gardening

Feeding Your Soil- 101

“Regard your soil as the living, breathing entity it is- to be nurtured, fed and sustained.” – Peter Fossel   Soil is the Soul of your Garden! It doesn’t matter what you plant or where you bought your plants or seeds, if your soil isn’t healthy- you will not be successful.  Soil may not be… Continue reading Feeding Your Soil- 101

Farmgirl Daily, Homesteading

What A Farmgirl’s Night Out Looks Like

But, the problem you see, is that once you have had the experience of seeing goats born in the middle of the night, or had the pleasure of a bottle calf thrive as you care for them, or tasted the meat and eggs from animals raised with love and good food- you just can't forget it or leave it.

Homesteading

The Winter Solstice

It's been awhile since I was here typing up a new post.  2015 was a year of great changes and new territory and I didn't blog for a few months as I have been trying to keep up.  But here we are with the year drawing to a close and what a great year it… Continue reading The Winter Solstice

Farm Fresh Food, Homesteading, Organic Gardening

Lettuce Get Planting! How To Grow Lettuce In Texas

Lettuce, Herbs, Green Onions, and Radishes- great fall crops This post in from the archives- and oldie but a goodie! There are some nasty rumors going around about lettuce.  I hear that it is really hard to grow with lots of insect problems.  It has also been said that lettuce grown in Texas tastes bitter… Continue reading Lettuce Get Planting! How To Grow Lettuce In Texas

Farm Fresh Food, Farmgirl Daily, Homesteading

One. Last. Time…

Old Timers around my part of the country refer to what is called "Good Friday Gardens"  because they never put out warm season crops such as tomatoes before Good Friday- the Friday before Easter Sunday.  Here is why- 9 times out of 10 we will get a freeze or at least very close to freezing… Continue reading One. Last. Time…

Farmgirl Daily, Homesteading, Organic Gardening

Boy, Is This A Happy Girl!

When you begin a homestead or organic garden, you develop a new perspective.  What was once refuse  has become gold.  I now drive around neighborhoods looking for bags of leaves left out by the curb, if I find some we pull over and it is kind of like a Chinese fire drill- we all hop… Continue reading Boy, Is This A Happy Girl!

Herbs, Homesteading, Organic Gardening

Sunflowers & Sunshine

As I look back over notes from the gardens of 2013, I am pleased.  We were productive and met many goals.  One of my goals was to finally, successfully grow sunflowers. I know this may seem like a simple goal, one so simple why put it on paper, but I have had a terrible time… Continue reading Sunflowers & Sunshine

Farmgirl Daily, Homesteading, Organic Gardening

Well now, Ain’t that a kick in the pants…

Things have been bustling around the farm as we work like crazy starting, bumping, and feeding seeds and seedlings for all the wonderful people who will buy herbs from us this coming season.   The past two weeks or so have brought us very nice and warm weather, but then this... We had a lovely… Continue reading Well now, Ain’t that a kick in the pants…