If you’re looking for a unique gift for that special gardener in your life, try these 3 seed gift ideas. Each seed gift idea is simple to make from materials you may already have on hand. These DIY gifts are so easy that even kids can make them with some supervision. Celebrate Earth Day, Easter or Mother’s Day with these unique gifts! Continue reading “3 Seed Gifts”
Using ones you buy or ones you make, you can decorate candles with kids this holiday for simple decoration or to give as gifts. This is a frugal DIY holiday gift and decoration idea that also provides a new and useful skill. Plus, it’s super fun to decorate candles with kids at parties for any holiday – Valentine’s Day, Easter, Christmas! Why send your guests home with plastic toys and more candy? Decorate candles together for a unique craft; here’s how.
If you don’t have the time to make violet jelly, but really want that lovely, sweet flavor of violets try this simple recipe for violet gelatin. Using nourishing, healthy bone gelatin and fresh violets from the spring garden, you can throw together this flower food snack for after school or anytime. Plus, we have a wonderful round-up of other edible flowers and different ways to prepare them. Continue reading “Violet Gelatin and Other Flower Foods”
Ever heard of “vermicompost,” or composting with worms? We asked our friend Jo at Homestead Chronicles to help us out with a Q & A session on the topic of making compost with worms. Here are some vermicompost points to ponder. Continue reading “Vermicompost Q&A”
Creating a children’s garden is a DIY exercise that’s worth the effort. Save time and hassle with these 5 annual vegetables for the children’s garden. Simple to plant and harvest for kids and grown-ups alike!
Like I mentioned, I’ve been reading Chris McLaughlin’s book “A Garden to Dye For” and I’m on this natural dye kick. (Fabulous book, by the way – here’s our review.) Naturally, anything I’m passionate about usually finds its way into the schoolroom, so the kids and I have been experimenting this week with natural dyes from the children’s garden. Continue reading “Natural Dyes from the Children’s Garden”
Have you heard the term “permaculture” but aren’t sure what it means? What does permaculture have to do with growing your own food and becoming more self-sufficient. Let Mr. Levi from permacultured Realeyes Homestead explain the basics of permaculture for every gardener and homesteader. Continue reading “Introduction to Permaculture”
Curious to know how the process of hatching chicks in an incubator works before you fork over the money to purchase one? Wondering if it’s worth your time to raise your own chicks? Let us answer a few of those questions! Also a consideration of controlling flock genetics and overall health when you learn to hatch your own chicks in an incubator. Continue reading “How to Hatch Chicks in an Incubator”
Healthy and versatile in the kitchen, Brussels Sprouts are little cabbages of goodness. Stop paying outrageous grocery store prices and learn to grow your own! Continue reading “Why grow your own Brussels Sprouts?”