Gardening with Ladybugs

A few weeks ago, I brought home some potted herbs from the grocery store, rosemary, cilantro, and sorrel.  The late winter blues had set in, I was cooped up in the house recovery from a recent surgery, the herbs that I had overwintered were leggy and anemic looking from low levels of light. I desperately

Our Favorite Pound Cake

I love pound cake.  I’m talking rich, moist, buttery, use up 8 eggs of pure awesomeness.  The type of cake that keeps getting better and better when left out on the counter.  Pick it up and grab a slice for breakfast, afternoon snack, nighttime snack, or call it a meal, it’s that type of pound

Starting Onions from Seed

If you’ve ever grown onions in the home garden you’re probably most familiar with growing onions from sets.  These are the small bulbs that look like miniature onions.  They’re fun, cute, and inviting.  Onion sets are readily available, inexpensive, and easy to plant.  In fact, you can find them at most feed and seed stores,

Spring Ahead

It’s officially spring time at our zone 5, upstate NY homestead!  Before I get too excited… that still means snow on the ground.  In fact, it’s snowing outside, right now.  Cold. Wet. Heavy. Slushy. Snow.  Did I mention cold? Not really the spring time image of green, birds singing, and warm weather. What does that