Don’t Throw Out Dog Hair

I have dogs, very, very hairy dogs. At least once a day I go “bunny hunting” in my house. By that, I mean chasing the hair bunnies that like to roll across the floor with the slightest breeze.  You can brush them all day long, but in the end, they are still hairy creatures! WeContinue reading “Don’t Throw Out Dog Hair”

Fresh Garden Cucumber Salad

I have been really excited about all of the cucumbers that have been coming out of the garden lately! Fresh, beautiful little green cylinders that make great pickles, relishes, eye masks and of course, salads!  If you are like me, lettuce salads are great, but sometimes you just crave something different! Something fresh, juicy andContinue reading “Fresh Garden Cucumber Salad”

Dear Cucumber Beetle:

I see you hiding in that zucchini flower! You are so cute with your little yellow body and black stripes, boogieing around so innocently.  This little relationship we have has to come to an end. I cannot stand it anymore, seeing you eat my leaves and contaminate my vegetables.  My zucchinis are taking the bruntContinue reading “Dear Cucumber Beetle:”

Garlic Scape Pesto Recipe

Do you grow your own garlic? Did you know that the entire plant is not only edible, but super delicious!!  We have a good amount of wild garlic in our gardens, and other then looking pretty, I was never sure what to do with it. After some research, I learned that the options are endless! Continue reading “Garlic Scape Pesto Recipe”

Why You Should Grow Your Own Lettuce

It seems just like yesterday that I anxiously published the post Little Lettuce Going to Feed Me Someday. This is my first year growing Lettuce in my garden and I was so excited to start harvesting fresh, yummy salads everyday!  Well, just a couple of weeks later we have SO MUCH LETTUCE! I hate the ideaContinue reading “Why You Should Grow Your Own Lettuce”

Homemade Plant Fertilizer

I love watching my plants thrive after getting a good dose of fertilizer! They pop right up, turn greener and you can almost watch them get bigger! Commercial fertilizers are not a great option for me for several reasons! They are full of chemicals (that leach right into your fruits and vegetables) and are justContinue reading “Homemade Plant Fertilizer”