Gardening Journal

April 22 – Celebrating Another Day of Managing God’s Wonderful Creation

Today is “Earth Day”.  But, for me, as a Christian, today isn’t about celebrating the earth.  It’s about celebrating God who created the earth, who owns it, and has tasked his creation (man) with management of it. How amazing is it that God, who created the universe, would give mankind the privilege of managing a little… Continue reading April 22 – Celebrating Another Day of Managing God’s Wonderful Creation

Hen Happenings

Chicken Care During Molting Season

It’s that time of year again.  The days are shorter with less sunshine and warmth.  The grass and trees are heading into dormancy, the vegetable garden is becoming less productive, and the chickens are beginning to molt. Molting is a natural part of life for chickens.  The process of losing and replacing feathers is a… Continue reading Chicken Care During Molting Season

Gardening Journal

Gardening For The Taste of It

Why do I garden? To be sure, I do it because I want to be able to supply my family with the freshest, most sustainably and naturally grown food that I can buy.  I also do it because I love to get outdoors and dig in the dirt; it’s a great way to exercise, be… Continue reading Gardening For The Taste of It

Gardening Journal · Things I've Learned

Let Volunteers be Your Guide for When to Plant

A question I am often asked is, “when do I plant?”  It’s an important question.  Different plants require different growing conditions and should be grown at different times. Without a doubt, one of the keys to a successful garden is knowing when to plant all of the different varieties that you will be growing.  But, how does… Continue reading Let Volunteers be Your Guide for When to Plant