The cutest fall garland (and simple photo booth) in minutes!

This week on the homestead there is fall foliage starting to turn yellows, oranges, and reds; black-gold compost being spread; apples and pumpkins being picked; and paper plate candy corn being hung. Let me explain… We wanted a fun activity for our small town’s Harvest Party. When we threw together the easiest, cutest garland that […]

Syrup on a salad & other joys around the harvest table

All right, you know this… You know I’m obsessed with maple-flavored everything. But maple syrup on a salad? Even I was hesitant. (But you shouldn’t hesitate to keep scrolling… for a really special treat… Because I’ve included links below to full recipes for a complete harvest meal!) There I was, enjoying Parents’ Weekend at my daughter’s college […]

How to Make Maple Sugar in Your Own Kitchen

As shorter, cooler days usher in the next season, my thoughts are turning to making maple sugar. While I can’t deny her beauty under the hands of crisp New Hampshire September nights, I have greeted Autumn hesitantly ever since our family moved to New England three years ago. I hate saying goodbye to the most […]

Wanna make your own garden trellis for free?

I’m excited today to give you a glimpse into my DIY garden trellis idea that my daughters and I hatched many springs ago. We needed a good trellis but had zero money to go buy one. Who am I kidding? Even if I had hundreds to invest in a trellis, I would have preferred THIS […]

Japanese Beetles Hate Me & My Chicken Love Me. Score.

Here I am again–gripping onto the last days of summer with white knuckled determination. Moms of college freshman know this pain. As do lovers of all things green, growing, and garden. Thankfully, this one little gardening tip I discovered offers me triple joy. . . (And don’t miss the links near the end for a totally […]