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From our Homestead – All About Calendula

Calendula is a plant. The flower is used to make medicine. Calendula flower is commonly used for wounds, rashes, infection,…

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From our Homestead – All About Tomatoes

Late spring in Northern Arizona is one of my favorite times of the year. It means that I can plant…

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From our Homestead – All About Tomatoes

Late spring in Northern Arizona is one of my favorite times of the year. It means that I can plant…

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Revisiting from 2019 – Seed storage and other tips to start your garden

Download the 2019 Yavapai County Planting Schedule Over the last 20 years, I have been able to streamline how we…

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Starting our seedlings

I look outside this morning and see snow on the ground. Yet, it is time to plant my tomatoes and…

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It’s that time of the year – Starting your garden

If you haven’t already organized… now is the time. Get those seeds organized and ready to plant. If you haven’t…

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Learning to homestead with a small property

20 years of researching has led me to the conclusion that you can homestead on truly any size property. You…

Posted in Chino Valley Discovering Education discovering education. Gardening Homestead homesteading Just Being Family landscaping & gardening prepping

Seed storage and other tips to start your garden

Download the 2019 Yavapai County Planting Schedule Over the last 20 years, I have been able to streamline how we…

Posted in Gardening Homestead homesteading landscaping & gardening

Growing Herbs – Book review for Medicinal Herbs

There are times that I look around and ask myself “why don’t you just take a tylenol like everyone else……

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Planting Potatoes

Every year, we plant potatoes in our garden. I hated harvesting and felt like I was digging and digging and…

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How does your garden grow?

We have had monsoon weather the last few days with a ton of rain and cooler weather… My garden is…

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Stage 1 Landscaping…DONE

Lar and I finally finished our stage 1 of landscaping. This is what I was hoping to accomplish this year…

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My battle against dirt – part 2

I know that I will never win my war against the dirt on our mini kid ranch… but this battle…

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Revisiting Garlic

If you have been following our blog for a while, you know how important it is for us to have…

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And so it begins… the quest for less dirt in the yard!

I LOVE my house. It is big enough for everyone! We have a schoolroom, I have a studio. There are…