Garden, by lauren, April 5, 2013, 8 Replies

The ground in our back yard has finally thawed enough for us to start up our composting again. We have one pile going strong, and though cool temperatures at night will likely keep the decomposition rate pretty slow for the next month or so, I am continually surprised by how quickly kitchen scraps break down … Continue reading “Composting”


Books, by lauren, March 28, 2013, 5 Replies

Wanted to share some spring/garden-inspired books for kids… though we are nowhere close to starting our garden, it’s good to dream, right? Eddie’s Garden and How to Make Things Grow, by Sarah Garland: A very cute book about a little boy, his little sister, and their “mum” as they choose seeds, plant, and look after … Continue reading “Reading…”

November Garden

Food, by lauren, November 8, 2012, 4 Replies

There’s one thing in our garden that continues to thrive. And so, we continue to eat it. Swiss chard, you continue to give. The colors in this plant are amazing. If neon is in, then chard is the ultimate current food. *My favorite way to eat it*

Yay Fall!

Garden, by lauren, October 19, 2012, 6 Replies

Can I just join the stereotype today? You know, the one where everyone goes on and on about how great fall is. You know why they do that? Because it is. The lighting? Magical. In the afternoons before dinner, I’ve been taking the boys to the playground and I catch myself staring for way too … Continue reading “Yay Fall!”