Of Infrastructure, Generations, School, and Families

What could those four, seemingly unrelated things have to do with each other sufficient to make a single blog post combining all of them? I received an email this morning containing a copy of an article written and published last October 2019 by Victor Davis Hanson that makes several salient points and asks a couple … Continue reading Of Infrastructure, Generations, School, and Families


Okay, so a month doesn’t begin to compete with your local fast food restaurant. Still, most people think of raising vegetables as something that takes ALL SUMMER! But, that doesn’t need to be the case. There can be several excellent reasons for wanting to grow some speedy crops, ranging from an apartment dweller with very … Continue reading FAST FOOD FROM YOUR GARDEN – 22 in a MONTH or LESS + 12

Broccoli Chicken Rice-a-Royal

This one-pan dinner has a delicious taste surprise as well as lots of fiber and a good blend of nutrients. Prep time: 5 minutes     Cooking time: 20 minutes     Serves 3 Ingredients: 9 oz of  chicken breast - either fillets or strips 1/2 cup teriyaki marinade 1 box Rice-a-Roni, chicken and broccoli flavor 1 … Continue reading Broccoli Chicken Rice-a-Royal

My Mother’s Gardening Secret

My mother was widely considered to always have the best garden for miles around, for as long as I can remember. When asked what her secret was, she would always tell people, “The secret is in the soil.” That’s all. Just, “The secret is in the soil.” Some would then ask her if she made … Continue reading My Mother’s Gardening Secret

Busy Days! And Seed Saving

It's spring! That means outdoor activity around here has sprung into high gear. The hyacinths and tulips have finished their bloom cycles. The strawberries, peaches, apricots, plums, and nectarines are blossoming. The onions that overwintered, as well as the freshly planted ones, are coming up strong and healthy and happy. The rhubarb that the chickens … Continue reading Busy Days! And Seed Saving