Farm Update: In the Garden

​​Pictures and commentary from our garden​, ​a super-simple recipe for banana milkshake (simple only if you don’t count the steps that bring the milk to the kitchen)​, and a brief mention of one useful thing to do with your egg whites when you only need the yolks.

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How to Make Home Grown Food Simpler and Easier

The best way to get more effective at growing your own food is to make it super easy to eat something directly from your garden on a daily basis. Here are 5 categories of low-maintenance food plants (or plant parts) you might have been overlooking, and strategies for using them to build more food sovereignty into your life.

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Building Ecosystems as a Side-Effect of Growing Food

This post uses a pumpkin patch to illustrate how interrelated elements in a vegetable garden, an orchard, or any living system, are healthier and happier than isolated fragments of life existing alone.

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Raising Pigs – New Piglets

Why we buy piglets rather than breeding our own; preparing for their arrival and minimizing the stress of their transition; what to feed them; a few thoughts on choosing heritage breeds versus modern breeds.

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5 Cut and Carry Goat Fodder Plants that Poultry, Pigs, Cattle and People can also eat

This article lists 5 plants for a cut and carry goat fodder system, that also serve lots of other needs as well.

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8 Abundant Fodder Forest Plants, & How to Use Them

8 of my favorite multi-purpose fodder-and-food plants, and some of the ways I use them.

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