Poppies

“Of all the wonderful things in the wonderful universe of God, nothing seems to me more surprising than the planting of a seed in the blank earth and the result thereof. Take that Poppy seed, for instance: it lies in your palm, the merest atom of matter, hardly visible, a speck, a pin’s point in…

Gardening ’17, Part 2

My first year trying to grow veggies was 2014. I did what most probably do and gleefully purchased a variety of seeds. I learned through talking with friends that I only wanted to grow veggies that we would eat. That seems like a given but it truly isn’t. We had neighbors who grew a lot…

Food Independence

Along with gardening, I wanted to add eggs to our family food independence. Growing our own vegetables, we control what chemicals do NOT go on our food and the kiddos learn not only how to grow their own food but where their food comes from. Having chickens is the same process. We control what the…

Gardening ’17

I’ve always loved flowers and being around plants. A few years ago, I decided that I wanted to try growing my own veggies. I bought seeds and grew tomatoes, squash, lettuces, carrots, potatoes, and more. There were many things I had to learn along the way but my “green thumb” and love for plants made…