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Garden Journal: October 29th

There are little mushrooms and large mushrooms popping up in all sorts of place these days. After weeks of rain, the ground is a perfect platform for moisture retention (and might I add slugs-eww). These little mushrooms, which I have no idea what they are, are in between the two raised beds below. The mustard […]

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Little Mountain Girl Turns Two

Makaia turns two today. My little darling girl who grew up so fast; but isn’t that what all parents say? She is a spirited girl like her sister, although in a very different way. Scott always says Aerilaya is sassy and Makaia is spunky.  She loves books, more than Aeri did at her age, and […]

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Growing Potatoes: Which Method is Best?

I love potatoes! We’ve been growing potatoes for 6 years now and I’ve had the time and space to dabble in different methods of growing them. Everyone will have a preferred method, but after trying a variety of ways I wanted to talk about my experience with each one. In this post I compare these four different growing methods: in deep […]

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Heirloom Life Gardener Book Giveaway!!

It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with books. Almost as much as my obsession with buying heirloom seeds. What’s fantastic? An Heirloom Gardening Book! I’ve had ‘The Heirloom Life Gardener’ book now for months, and I love it! I thought it would be the perfect book for a giveaway as a Big Thank You for […]

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Garden Update: Oct 9th

Lots growing in our fall garden at the moment! Our new raised log bed is filling in nicely with golden turnips, black spanish radishes, arugula (our 4 year goes crazy for it nibbling away every garden visit), bok choi, giant red mustard and komatsuna. This bed has been battling small slugs and grasshoppers and indeed […]