Category Archives for Growing

Outdoor time doesn’t have to mean an activity, a learning outcome, or planned event. Here are four tips for making outside time with small kids enjoyable.

Getting outside with young kids: Four tips for success

Now that spring is here, we’re spending a lot of time outdoors. We average 3-4 hours of outside time each day, barring rain or high wind. Especially with weather this beautiful, it’s so much more pleasant to be outside! Inside, there are toys, laundry and dishes all over the place and the kids’ squabbling just […]

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Getting started with a vegetable garden can be so overwhelming! Here is a straightforward overview of six simple steps to start your own backyard garden.

Six simple steps to start your own backyard garden

Starting your garden can be so overwhelming! So many choices, options, and opinions! Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a straightforward overview to follow? Many of you have told me that you just want a simple plan for establishing your own vegetable or herb garden. If that’s you, get excited. Today’s post will be […]

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Foraging for Violet Leaves and a recipe for Oniony Wild Duck Grits

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy. Recently I have become interested in foraging for food as part of my “cook from the pantry” practice. This was never really possible when we lived in a typical suburban neighborhood. Even though we didn’t use toxic chemicals on our property, overspray from neighbor’s […]

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