A woman's harvest in life depends entirely upon what he sows. In celebration of International Women's Day... I honor the boss Ladies in my life. The women of my tribe, the keepers of the hearth and in particular those who sow seeds of victory gardens. Moving to phase two in the #SowSeedSunday project... Our full… Continue reading Growing with Yelp Indy
The stovetop potpourri made of orange, cranberry and clove lingers in the air and is a simple reminder that frugal can be made at home, rather then being lured with Christmas Clearance shopping. Changing habit of after Christmas shopping is no longer a tradition at my house. So, here is my story of the moon room.... Instead of… Continue reading The Frugal: After Christmas
Here are some core principals to save money and create habits of that will save money while stocking your pantry. Grow your herbs: Thyme and heirloom savory providing a bounty of fresh flavor all year long. It is an essential in the permaculture patch or home kitchen garden 2. Learn how to can and then "conserve"… Continue reading Habits of a Frugal Pantry
I learned that the notches on the Canning pot are measurements for the size of jar and indicate the water fill level.
By all means shop your closet first, hem those jackets that are a little too long and read Rachel Lee Carter's Book Fashioned by Faith a terrific way to uncover your truth about Frump Free Fashion. Rachel brings her experience from the fashion world to offer creative and practical suggestions that combine modesty and a great look.
Habit 1: We eat dried beans Habit 2: We shop for clothing off season and at stores with black out labels or cut out tags. Habit 3: We shop for food in season, buy in bulk and then dehydrate, can and freeze Habit 4: We wash our modes of transportation with a bucket and sponge Habit 5: We… Continue reading Curing Affluence: 7 Habits of Frugal
Borage is blooming as the white peaches bend the branches and summer blows into Indiana. The haze of Summer is upon us and the long days and extra hours of light make it possible to squeeze the harvest while sowing seed and collecting seed. Here is a picture of season one. Taking the long… Continue reading Longing for a food forest?
This is the moment to thank our Daddio, pops and Fathers and is the moment to gather from the garden a treasure of blossoms. Gratitude is the attitude for Daddy.
I believe in the obligation or duty to nurture for the good of the whole... Some would say this is a fault of a capitalist and it may be the undoing of a business. But in practice... Magic happens when I ask children to crack the beans at the historic City Market. There… Continue reading Permaculture in practice
As if the woodash from the burn pile was the parmesan cheese, I sprinkled the eighth layer onto the raised bed. My citywife muscles scream from moving earth, peat moss and mulch for the new gardens, it is a welcome relief to write and think. Bucket by bucket the beds were built from last falls oak leaves, old… Continue reading Potash permaculture