This is by far our all time favorite holiday guacamole recipe, and since Scott is in the avocado industry we have tried many, so this one is tried and true! Not only does this make a yummy appetizer but when the ingredients are packaged up it makes a beautiful gift for the avocado lover in … Continue reading Pomegranate Guacamole Recipe and Gift-Pack Idea
In the 1960's my mom bought a life-sized promotional poster of Santa Claus while attending college. She hung him on her wall at Christmas and she and her roommates took pictures in front of him for fun. She doesn't remember what form of advertising this perfect plump little Santa poster was selling, or where she … Continue reading A Santa Clause Story and passing on traditions.
In early 2011, living on a small hobby farm was only a dream Amber and I had. We were knee-deep in the recession and at the tail end of a three-year long run of flipping houses. This was already a risky business and profit margins were shrinking on each property we turned so we knew … Continue reading Seasons, and the blessings of the Poplar trees
Whether you are decorating your home for the holidays or looking to make a unique gift, these oversize pallet wood snowflakes are real eye catchers. They have been one of the more popular items each year at holiday boutiques as well. This project is considered moderate in difficulty and will require the use of power … Continue reading DIY Pallet Wood Snowflake
One of the blessings of owning a little peace of land, and probably my favorite, has been the opportunity to host different outdoor events and activities. Whether it be family gatherings, church functions or practices with my daughters softball team it seems something is always on the calendar. In Arizona, winter is a time to … Continue reading Thanksgiving, a perfect time to teach kids about their food.
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time and by far my favorite holiday. Families gather to give thanks for their blessings, cook and eat big feasts, watch football and hopefully remember the Pilgrims and other times in our history for which we are grateful. I have always loved the rich history of this American holiday. Before it … Continue reading Thanksgiving and lessons in GRATITUDE from an 8 year old
I started beekeeping over five years ago. Before that I spent hours watching YouTube videos and reading books. I could not get enough information but I knew I wanted bees on our suburban farm. Even after all my research I had so much to learn. Learning beekeeping takes time for sure but the benefits are … Continue reading 10 Reasons Honeybees are too cool not to have on your farm.
Several years ago when we still lived in a sub division I decided one late winter I was going to plant a garden. Here in Arizona Late winter is when you start your spring garden and I use the term garden loosely. I knew very little about growing anything but figured even with limited experience … Continue reading Why I refuse to raise “peat moss kids”
The Chicken Came First. Eight years ago when our dream to own a small farm looked like it just might become a reality our family started planning what farm animals we would raise. At the top of the list was chickens. Our “dream farm” was in reality an out dated project house with 1.5 acres … Continue reading Which came first? 5 reasons every family should raise chickens
When I first started making soap from our goats milk I was drawn to the creative nature of this forgotten craft. Taking natural ingredients and combining them with scents and colors of my choosing to make a unique bar of soap still gets me excited. But the health benefits of this amazing product should have … Continue reading Why use goats milk soap? Top 10 benefits