2022, farm, garden, rustic DIY

Woodwork Wednesday: pallet raised beds

If you follow the blog or social media for our farm Wild Orchard Organic Farms, then you already know about this project. Where we live, the soil is red clay. This is great for permanently staining your clothes and shoes and making pottery, but it really isn't great for planting and growing. For this reason,… Continue reading Woodwork Wednesday: pallet raised beds

2021, farm, garden, plants, seasonal, yard

New Uses for Old Things: DIY plant pots

Lately, I find myself trying to save money on my gardening supplies. If you aren’t careful, you can spend a lot on seed cells and plant pots. Why not try to use some of what you already have on hand? I must have about a hundred of these. And yogurt cups! I decided to peel… Continue reading New Uses for Old Things: DIY plant pots

2021, farm, garden, green, plants, seasonal, yard

DIY Raised Beds

About four years ago, my grandpa and I built some farmhouse shutters. You may remember them from this post. I no longer have the window in my kitchen where these were used, and I don’t have anywhere else I’d like to use them. You know lumber is crazy expensive now and I’ve been itching for… Continue reading DIY Raised Beds

2021, farm, garden, greenhouse, plants, seasonal, yard

Installing a portable greenhouse part one

If you know me very well, you know about my penchant for planting a large garden and starting it from seeds. I’ve been toying with the idea of buying a polytunnel for a long time but talked myself out of it due to the price. I did a lot of research and discovered a portable… Continue reading Installing a portable greenhouse part one

2019, Americana, fall, family, farmhouse, seasonal, simplify saturdays

Weekend fall family fun: Homeland Creamery

My tiny dancer had a performance this weekend at a farm not too far down the road that we know well. Not her actual performance. That's just for funzies. They were having a fall festival, complete with vendors, food and fun. And of course, the ice cream shop was open. My girls are into hayrides… Continue reading Weekend fall family fun: Homeland Creamery