No-bake Strawberry Jell-O Pie

No Bake Strawberry Jell-O Pie

One of my favorite summertime treats is a no-bake strawberry Jell-O pie.  It’s sweet, tart, refreshing, wrapped up in a graham cracker crust, and perfect for a hot summer day.  Made with fresh strawberries it’s got that classic taste of summer.  Since this is a no-bake recipe, it’s perfect for the summertime when you don’t […]

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

There are a multitude of benefits of gardening and growing plants in raised garden beds, keep reading to learn about ten benefits of having raised beds in the garden and why we have raised beds. Our first season on our homestead we put in a small and simple traditional garden.  We borrowed a rototiller, picked […]

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 […]

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