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  • Using epsom salt in the garden

    PLANTING WITH EPSOM SALT For setting up your garden and the initial planting stage, Ultra Epsom Salt is especially useful for getting a nourishing start. Prep your garden soil by sprinkling up to 1 cup of Ultra Epsom Salt per 100 square feet, and then work it into the soil before seeding or planting. This helps the […]

  • Why Epsom Salt Works in the Garden

    Composed almost exclusively of Magnesium Sulfate, Epsom salt is intensely rich in these two minerals that are both crucial to healthy plant life. These same minerals which are so beneficial for bathing and using around the house are also a wonderful facilitator to your garden, helping it reach its fullest potential and creating a lush […]

  • Three Sisters Garden

    The ancient Native American technique of growing Corn, Beans, and Squash together in an arrangement called the Three Sisters is the ultimate in companion planting and helps increase harvests, naturally! Corn acts as a support for climbing bean vines, the beans fix nitrogen in the soil for the high feeding requirements of corn and squash, and the squash provides mulch and root protection […]

  • What should I plant in March in my High Desert garden?

    For High Desert planters, this is what I suggest: Bean, bush Bean, lima beet, Cantaloupe, Carrot, Chard, sweet corn, Cucumber, leaf lettuce, spring peas, Pepper, Irish seed potato, Radish, Rhubarb, Rutabaga, Spinach, Summer squash, Tomato plant, Turnip, Watermelon Some of these might need some protection if a frost hits so pay attention!  This would include […]

  • 492 Meals in a jar recipes

    This is awesome.  There are 492 meals you can make in a jar.  I’m definitely going to use these.  Imagine how easy it would be to just go to your cupboard and grab a jar of pre-put together from scratch soup, put some water in it and microwave it.  As easy as a cup of […]

  • Horse Workout Update

    I haven’t written about my horse riding lessons for a while now, but I wanted to give an update.  Wow, what a difference.  It’s been 6 months and I’ve been taking 3-4 lessons a week.  The difference in my riding skills is amazing, but more amazing is the difference in my strength and endurance. I […]

  • So sunburned!

    I am really sunburned.  Between riding lessons, gardening and pruning the vineyard, my poor skin is really suffering.  I have the weirdest farmer’s tan too.  But ignoring that, I wanted to learn what ways I could treat a sunburn naturally.  Turns out there’s lots of ways. We all know good ole aloe vera.  This spiky […]

  • Homemade Fly Trap

    I found some awesome plans online for homemade fly traps.  These come from a book published in 1915 back when people still did things for themselves.  The book is Shop Projects based on community problems.  What a concept!  It does make sense though considering the time period.  This was the age of American Functionalism, an early […]