A Snowy Thankful Day!

From all of us to all of you, thank you. Thank you for caring enough about your animals, your relationship with them, yourself, and the earth around you to want to continue to read my words. As always, Nancy

… and let there be light

The first gift from my husband was a pair of hockey skates. I was so in love at the time, that although a weird gift since I didn’t really skate or play hockey, he thought of me, so that was awesome. My second gift was a chainsaw, and I was still so in love at…

Getting started again …

I haven’t been absent from writing, I have just been writing for others and posting over at SEXY BEAST for the past couple of months. If you want to read about the SEXY BEAST litter, or watch some of their adorable videos right up until the day they went to their new homes, well pop…

Phytoremediation here we come!

We found that some of the wood containers in one section of our garden might have been leaching something into our soil and plants that I don’t want to have around. Our garden has been chemical free for almost 16 years now and I would like to keep it that way. So first off my…

Dogs, their rules, snow, and hearts …

It’s early yet, not quite winter, but we have snow, a solid hard frost, eighteen degree mornings, and that yummy feeling of wanting to be in the kitchen making delicious savory anythings, and sipping strong hot black coffee. And every year, there are two things that happen that truly clarify summer is over, and my…

a green night …

Sundays are my big work day at our facility, puppy play groups and classes for almost ten hours. Super fun day, lots of love, lots of great work, but not a chance of touching my garden until way after four in the afternoon. It is a quarter to ten at night right now, that is…

an early harvest of sorts …

Saturdays are my get up super early, in the wee hours of the morning, go set up our booth at the farmers market (I’m primarily the setter upper, the rest of the family sells), and then come home and garden until mid afternoon. My Saturdays do not suck. Today I had a feeling that the…

seeds and dogs and and and …

I get so excited in the mornings during gardening season. To water or not? To check the soil or pull weeds? Eat some raspberries when passing by, nibble on some sweet basil, eat some more raspberries while I look for my dogs toys that must be in the yard someplace? Picking some cucumbers, parsley, and a…

growing your own tap root …

I’ve lived on four continents and have worked in six countries. Where I am right now for sure does not suck, it is gorgeous, but I seriously doubt that it is my resting place. There have been some places that felt like home from the moment I touched the ground, and I didn’t have to try…

sometimes, it’s best to be barefoot and move the hoses yourself

I have a 1/4 acre garden. Not ginormous by any means, but not small either. When you consider that this garden feeds my entire family of four humans for 6 months out of the year, it kind of puts things into perspective though. Small but serious gardeners. We have been ‘bio dynamic’ gardeners for over…