With this adorable gift wrap that you can make yourself, your family won’t even care what’s inside the box! With some potatoes, craft paper (or up-cycled paper shopping bags), and a little paint, you can make your own custom wrapping paper that’s sure to be the talk of the holiday party.
Making your own stamps from potatoes is a fun activity for the whole family. You can get as creative as you’d like–the design possibilities are endless. Read more
So many of us have a favorite food or decoration that we associate with the holidays. But what about a scent? Instead of using chemical sprays, try a simmering potpourri. It’s so easy to do and you can create a signature scent that your guests will remember long after they’ve left for the night. Read more
If you thought a warm bath after a long winter’s day was relaxing, let’s take it up a notch! Bath bombs are fizzy little orbs you throw in the bathtub that slowly release wonderful therapeutic scents while you soak. You can make them yourself and incorporate whatever essential oils, herbs, dried petals, or fruit zests you’re in the mood for. They make great gifts too! Read more
Everyone loves cauliflower right now! It’s increasingly popular as a “swap” for starches in popular comfort foods like alfredo sauce, mac ‘n’ cheese, and pizza crust. Not only does cauliflower satisfy those craving a low-carb option, but it also is packed with plenty of nutrients. Read more
There’s no shortage of things to do at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Even if you’ve been there several times, check out the list of programs that the museum offers for free. As part of its mission to educate, the museum offers year-round programming for all ages. Here are the three Crystal Bridges experiences we’re looking forward to this fall. Read more
If you’ve ever thought about having some backyard chickens, you need to make sure they have the right accommodations. There are several factors to consider when building a coop, such as space for roosting, feed, and shade. Here is a coop design that you can build, perfect for a small flock of hens!
We are so excited to have you join us for the 10th Poultry Workshop on September 16, 2017! Whether you have had your own flock for a while or are new to raising poultry, you’ll learn all the tricks for having happy, healthy birds. Below we’ll cover some frequently asked questions we receive from workshop attendees. Read more
There are several ways to deter deer from trampling through your garden. I cover some of them here, but today we’ll focus on a favorite—plants! This list may not hold true 100 percent of the time, but most of the time these plants will send deer running for the hills and away from your fruits and veggies. Read more
On September 16, we’re hosting our Fall Poultry Workshop at Moss Mountain Farm. In honor of our 10th workshop, we have an all-new format, with hands-on demonstrations and the opportunity for you to customize your workshop experience. Whether you currently raise chickens or want to learn more about having your own flock, you need to be there! Read more
It’s not easy to enjoy summer outdoors when you’re getting bitten up by mosquitoes. I’ve created an all-natural mosquito repellent that takes a few simple ingredients and a couple of minutes to throw together. It’s all-natural, so it’s bad for the bugs but good for you! Read more