Dreaming of the Garden

Dreaming of the garden--even in the winter, you can be putting your plans in place

Every gardener needs to spend time dreaming of the garden. I really believe that now. Dream, plan, make goals. Make it beautiful and functional and as productive as you can in your imagination, and then bring your imagination to the reality. It can be a beautiful thing. It’s what I’ve been…

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December Garden Update

December garden update at Our Little Urban Homestead

Not much happens in the garden in the winter. Especially not in December, with our first hard frosts and snow. And yet some things still happen for a gardener in December. What’s happening for me in December? Planning and seed catalogs. Seed Catalogs I have seed catalogs showing up! You…

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Peanut Butter Balls

Did anyone else have that relative that makes homemade candy at Christmas time? My husband did, and he loved it. His great grandma made candy for everyone for Christmas right up until the last few years of her life. This year I decided to try to make a couple kinds…

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Meal Planning for Beginners

Do you want to begin meal planning but don't really know where to begin? Start here.

I have become convinced that a well-run home starts in the kitchen. A well-fed and healthy family also starts there. Money saving, nutrition, yummy goodness from scratch, a myriad of skills, and good memories all happen partially or completely in the kitchen. But all this requires something: a plan. One…

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