Spring on the Farm

June 19, 2017

The first 6 months. Gains and losses. The last time I updated you on our recent move to our 5-acre mini farm in Snohomish was in February.  That seems like eons ago. And though the snow has melted and it appears the torrential downfalls have come to an end, it just barely feels like spring,… Read more >

Dragonfly Photo Courtesy of Mother Nature Network Lesser Known Beneficial Insects for Your Garden

June 2, 2017

While we all know about some of the more common beneficial insects for our gardens (lady bugs, praying mantis’, lace wing flies, etc), there are many other insects that you can introduce into your garden that will help promote a healthy ecosystem and keep out the unwanted pests. If you’re trying to take a more… Read more >

February on the Farm

February 22, 2017

From snow to solar… I wrote last month telling you about my transition to our 5-acre mini farm. Our previous garden (and house) is now pending sale. We are slowly adjusting to life at the farm and seem to discover something new about the property every day. In the month of February, we’ve experienced some snow… Read more >

Where does your water go?

February 9, 2017

The warming weather has turned our frozen gardens into spongy goo again and has us thinking about drainage. The rain and melting snow can cause you to question: where should all of that water be going? Other than the giant puddle you formerly called your garden. Proper drainage is always important but in the winter… Read more >

Transitioning to farm life

January 27, 2017

Growing and shrinking pains It all started with a dog. A 6-month-old Staffordshire terrier mix from Texas that we adopted in September 2015. You might say it was an attempt to fill a void, or to quell the sudden quiet and cleanliness of our house that was the result of my daughter fleeing the nest… Read more >