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Gardens are our way back to nature.

In this blog my plan is to share all I can with you to help you learn about gardening and trying different tips I come across. I’m always learning and trying new techniques and I want to share with you things I think will help you with your own home gardens.

I may also have some affiliate links that I believe could make your life easier. I do receive a small percentage of the sale, but there is no extra charges to you. The prices don’t change by using my affiliate links. It does however help sponsor our future projects and help keep this blog going.  If you would like to read more about that then click here.

 The release of a monarch butterfly my daughter  raised from a caterpillar.

For many years, for as far back as I can remember,  our family has had a garden of some type. I’ve been fortunate enough to have the exposure of a farm lifestyle mywhole life. We had all types of animals to care for, chickens, quail, turkey, goats, horses, and even bison.  We also had many types of vegetable gardens. I remember loving Brussels sprouts and picking string beans and snap peas and eating them right off the vine. All was taught to me by my mother.  She used to work in a greenhouse and always grew vegetables. That Lifestyle came so easily because that’s all we knew. Now I try and share what I know with others.

I’m trying to instill a similar experience into my own children. My oldest daughter has always been involved with the gardening process at our home.  From helping find great locations for ourflower beds, vegetable garden, raised garden beds,  to preparing the land, and planting andcaring for the seeds. She’s always been excited about the whole process.  It’s like magic.  She loves being able to watch a seed grow into something she can pick herself and eat.  It’s been a great way to get her to eat fresh veggies to. Otherwise she doesn’t like vegetables “unless they come from mommies garden”.   I love that my 5 year old can tell the difference between home grown and store bought/frozen. 

Self Seeded Sunflowers Summer 2018

More people should try small home gardens.  It’s great for your family and is a nice bonding activity for everyone to become involved with.  It’s also a great way to escape the daily grind and be in the moment, alone with your thoughts and just working for your food. For me it’s always been a relaxing type of activity.

One thing I love to do is experiment on my own garden and try different techniques and methods I learned from others.  Every year I keep track of things I’ve tried in my notebook.  Some years are better than others and I always try to learn from each experience every year.  I record when I start seeds indoors, plant /transplant them outside and when I get to harvest.  Every step I involve my daughter and hopefully she’ll do the same when she grows up.  Some skills I believe are extremely valuable for future generations.  Being able to grow/raise your own food is most definitely one of them.

Here is a photo of my home garden this year (2018).  They are raised beds I made with recycled pallets.  

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