Moving to a Tiny Home

Yup, that Pinterest board we all have turned into real life for us.  We just purchased our first home; it’s 684 sf.  And we have two children.  I think that everyone I have told this to has raised their eyebrows a bit, looked confused, and asked an awkward question about how we like it or…

Homebrew Hard Cider

So…I started writing this post in November.  Taking advantage of the snowy Portland weather to finish it up…. (I sit drinking my first glass of hard cider that I brewed myself while eating Roasted Gorgonzola crackers from Trader Joe’s….it’s the right thing to be doing).  This fall I slid into a cider obsession.  It all…

How to Get Free Seeds

Have you started planting yet?  This was my seed table about two weeks ago.  The seeds have been popping up throughout this week.  I don’t have artificial light heat in my greenhouse, so seeds are a little slower to come up.  But my theory is natural selection:  I am saving my own seeds, so am…

On making it fun

Sometimes it is hard to not feel like weed pulling, cherry pitting, coop scooping, crop planting are not chores.  And if they start to feel like chores instead of fun too often, I am afraid I will lose my love of it all.  And it is a deep love that I do not want to…