Ok, so you all know I love gardening of any kind, and I have been wanting to forage for mushrooms for quite a while now, but never really knew where to go, what to look for and when. I have taken a few seminars and know a few friends who forage mushrooms with great luck … Continue reading Mushrooms Anyone?
I am wicked excited! I just received my 50-Plant Composting Garden Tower 2 yesterday! Many of you know I am an avid gardener and I try new things in my garden each growing season. I put in a hugelkultur a few years ago; self-watering 5 gallon buckets last year; many raised beds; tried a stagnant … Continue reading My Garden Tower® 2 Delivery
You all know what my fitness workspace looks like but are you curious as to what my "other" workspace is like? October starts the last quarter of the year and most retailers are on high alert putting out every seasonal item on an early schedule. Although, Halloween items were minimal in my store, Fall decorations … Continue reading October Highlights
Happy Autumn, y'all! What a beautiful fall we are having this year and such a treat to divert our attention away from these very uncertain times we have endured so far. I hope you are all safe and sound and keeping busy, active and having some Fall fun! I know some of you have been … Continue reading Autumn in New England
My daughter Aspen is a talented artist and Licensed Nail Tech working in northern RI. She graduated from school just before the pandemic hit and worked for a short time at a local salon before everything shut down. Instead of bumming out, she practiced on me and her best friend during lock down, and worked … Continue reading Aspen Does Nails
Hello again! It is August 2020 this summer has been hotter and more humid than usual, and without much rain. It is still quite warm and humid and we are finally getting some rain these last few days. Hurricane season is more active this year as well, and we lost another tree in the last … Continue reading August Around the Homestead
The new Coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days. How can one know if he/she is infected? By the time they have fever and/or cough and go to the hospital, the lung is usually 50% Fibrosis and it's too late (Fibrosis is not reversible). Serious excellent advice by Japanese doctors treating COVID-19 … Continue reading Coronavirus (COVID-19)
I so enjoy a good peach cobbler, especially raw! You will never miss the crust or the over-cooked, softened peaches. Instead, you will enjoy firm fruit with the syrupy maple undertones of the dates combined with a nice crunch from the pistachios. It is so amazing and one of my seasonal favorites! It requires very … Continue reading Raw Peach Cobbler
Oh. My. Goodness. Springtime in New England is wonderful and just as colorful as Autumn! Have you noticed how long the Forsythias stayed in bloom? Those are the bright burst of yellow color we see first in early spring. Have you taken an early morning walk in the damp fog and noticed all that is … Continue reading Rain, Rain, Go Away!
Found everywhere and often treated a weed, Dandelions are natures body cleanser. The leaves, flowers and roots are all edible, tasty and fantastically nutritious! Among other health benefits, they support relief from liver disorders, acne and anemia and are good for supporting weight loss, skin care and maintaining bone health. Dandelion Greens have a spicy, peppery flavor and … Continue reading Dandelions