Ten Benefits of growing in Raised Beds and Why We Have Raised Beds in our Garden

Our first season on our homestead we put in a small and simple traditional garden.  We borrowed a rototiller, picked what we thought was an ideal spot for the garden, and planted away.  My goal for the season was to grow a modest crop of tomatoes, zucchini, beans, cucumbers, and lettuce.  On paper and in […]

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed for Less Than $15.00

We do most of our gardening in raised beds – for us, this method works very well.  We average around 148 frost free growing days in our zone 5, upstate NY garden.  A short growing season, coupled with our poor draining, thick, heavy clay soil that is often waterlogged well into late May, means that […]

Quick and Easy Lemon-Lime Iced Dandelion Tea

Wait!  Before you mow down those dandelions that your have growing in your back yard, check out our quick and easy recipe for a sweet and tangy dandelion tea.  It’s lightly sweet, has a touch of citrus, and a delicate dandelion flavor.  It’s all of the goodness of spring and early summer wrapped up in […]