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Flower Drying Basics

  As the lazy, hazy days of summer come to an end (welcome back to school, kids!), it signals only one thing at my house: the beginning of flower drying season. For many years now, I have passionately harvested and dried flowers from my backyard (and anyone else’s who will share them with me). Dried […]

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Backyard Chickens Basics

My senior year in college, I was browsing around Anthropologie when I came across a coffee table book on urban farming. Curiosity got the better of me and next thing I know, I’m nose deep into the book on the chapter about backyard chickens thinking, “I could totally do this.” I left the store with […]

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Wild Sand Plum Harvest

The first fall after I married, I made a bee line to my grandmother’s house to learn to make jelly.  Both my mother and grandmother were Missouri farm girls, so they were expert canners and bakers – their life simply depended upon it. I was raised in the city (Tulsa, Oklahoma) and while I had […]

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