growing potatoes which method works best

Growing Potatoes: Which Method is Best?

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

The Heirloom Life Gardener Book

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 […]


Last Summer Adventures: Ospreys, Salmon Spawning & Garlic Festival

Summer has been over for a couple of weeks now, but I wished I’d written more about our plentiful end of Summer adventures. I guess it’s better now than never though right? Almost every weekend we’d be outside, whether the days were full of sunshine or cloudy skies it didn’t matter. There was lots of gardening […]


Off the Beaten Path- Thoughts on ‘Re-Wilding’

  *This post talks about ‘Re-Wilding’ as a discussion for the premiere of“Live Free or Die” for the National Geographic TV Channel. “Live Free or Die” follows five individuals who are living off the grid. The series airs weekly at 10/9c on the National Geographic Channel in the US, and will be picked up internationally […]


What a Fall Garden Looks Like

While most gardeners are winding down this time of the year a 1/3rd of our garden is still to come. Fall/Winter gardening brings a different sort of gardening rhythm. I’m watching at the beds eagerly and getting excited about seedlings the same way I do in the springtime. New seeds popping out of the ground […]

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How to Make Zucchini Pucks

I can’t tell you how many times I got asked  ‘WHAT are you going to do with ALL that squash!?’ when I shared the photo below on my Facebook page last week! I replied that it’s a great question. This year our zucchini/summer squash harvest has been extremely bountiful. So much we’re a little sick of eating […]