Our Favorite Tomato Varieties to Grow in Appalachia

Our Favorite Tomato Varieties to Grow in Appalachia

Our Favorite Tomato Varieties to Grow in Appalachia

Our Favorite Tomato Varieties to Grow in Appalachia

Years ago, when we lived in New Hampshire, I wrote about my five favorite heirloom tomato varieties. Four were varieties I planted each year after a few initial years of

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1 Year of Off Grid Living

1 Year of Off Grid Living

I’d honestly hoped to have some important lessons we’d learned this year to write about, but honestly, there isn’t. Maybe that’s the biggest takeaway, that off-grid living isn’t that different

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Springtime Hope: Tips for Growing Healthy Seedlings

Springtime Hope: Tips for Growing Healthy Seedlings

I think that starting seeds indoors each early spring is one of my favorite parts of gardening. It’s can still be cold and dreary, but a shelf full of tiny

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Lessons from Our First 3 Months Living Off Grid

Lessons from Our First 3 Months Living Off Grid

We moved into our off grid house in the beginning of January. While January isn’t an ideal month for this type of venture everything has gone surprisingly well. Our house

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15 Perennials to Plant for Pollinators

15 Perennials to Plant for Pollinators

From the food we eat to the clothing we wear, pollinators play a vital role in our day to day lives. As you’re probably aware, they’re struggling. Pollinators today face

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Managing Stress with Herbal Tea

Managing Stress with Herbal Tea

I don’t know when I fell in love with tea but it definitely happened. When things get chilly, rainy, or stressful I reach for a hot cup of tea. I

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Foraging for Yarrow & Harvest Book Review

Foraging for Yarrow & Harvest Book Review

Books in this house, like so much in our life, are things of pure practicality. Farming manuals, field guides, herbal medicine references they’re all useful and wonderful in their own

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Foraging for Vegans: 15 Wild Proteins

Foraging for Vegans: 15 Wild Proteins

You want to live off the land? You gotta hunt! For wild edibles, of course! No, but in all seriousness I hear this all the freaking time. So many homesteading

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Key Elements of an Off Grid Homestead

Key Elements of an Off Grid Homestead

For a few short weeks there I was really feeling like we had a handle on everything. Then of course the reality of this life we’ve chosen came crashing back

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DIY Candied Ginger and Ginger Syrup

DIY Candied Ginger and Ginger Syrup

Heart burn. Nausea. Indigestion. Ginger to the rescue! There’s absolutely no need to run to the pharmacy for some chemical filled, over priced, garbage. I eat candied ginger for nausea all the

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