I’ve been a big fan of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company since the very beginnings of this blog. (I love looking back to that first year I started gardening, when all of the seeds I owned could fit into two vintage cigar boxes. Quite a difference from the multiple ammo cans I now keep them […]
When I think of all the people I’ve met, the places I’ve seen, and the blessings I’ve had, this year did not feel real at all. As soon as the clock ticked over to 2015 just 364 short days ago, it’s been nonstop with the 3 Bs: book release, book tour, and (soon-to-be) baby! Had […]
(Western Pleasure Guest Ranch in Sandpoint, Idaho.) Maybe it’s the city girl in me, but I’ve always had a thing for classic red barns. I find them so romantic. I love my barns old, creaky, and weather-worn. Every time we pass them out in the countryside, I always imagine myself as a muck boot-wearing farm […]
I love my UPS man… and not because it’s the season when packages start arriving at my door with more frequency. Truth be told, I see packages at my door several times a week some months. I love hearing the thump of boxes on my doormat, the occasional shout of “UPS!” before the delivery driver […]
Happy holidays, friends. I love all these weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year. I wish we could roll them all into one humongous holiday filled with twinkly lights, cheery music, fresh pine scent, gluttonous dinner parties and cozy gatherings with loved ones. I remember as a child, I feverishly looked forward to Christmas not because […]
I’m often the first to admit that there’s not much you need if you want to start from seed — just a good growing medium, sunshine, and water. But sometimes there are forces working against us, and if there’s a way to boost our chances of seed starting success, I’m all for it.
Of all the vegetables one can cultivate, radishes are one thing that’s always in abundance in my garden. I love their top-to-tail usefulness in the kitchen and grow them year-round for the greens as well as the roots (and even the flowers as well as the seed pods — yep, all edible). When the first […]