Category: Grow

  • How to Prune Tomatoes

    How to Prune Tomatoes

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    Are you tired of the tangled mess of your indeterminate (they keep growing) tomatoes? Those little round tomato cages just don’t hold up to my heirloom giant tomatoes and plants! If you are wondering if there is another way, check out our video that shows how we grow our plants in our greenhouse. We use…

  • June Garden Update

    June Garden Update

    Garlic scapes, sweet potatoes, and experimental crops such as celery, Chinese Cabbage, and Luffa sponge are starting to grow here in Western Montana. Check out the video and find out how these crops are doing. Spoiler alert: we’ve already had one crop failure! 😉

  • The 15 Best Kids’ Books

    The 15 Best Kids’ Books

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    Every child seems to latch onto a favorite book as they grow. Over time, their taste for books changes, yet there are some books that are timeless. This is a list of books that we have read and reread over and over to our kids, ages 0-10. You may be able to find these books…

  • Feast on the Word

    Feast on the Word

    As a Christian, I know it is important to be reading and meditating on the Bible. After all, it was written just for us from our Loving, Heavenly Father. However, there has often been a large rift between knowing and doing just that in my life. I don’t know about you, but I can specifically…

  • Home Grown Sweet Potatoes from Montana

    Home Grown Sweet Potatoes from Montana

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    My son’s favorite vegetable is Sweet Potatoes. Baked, with loads of butter melted into the golden, mashed goodness.  It seems that the nutrition world approves of them as well since they are included in many popular diets like Whole 30 and said to be better for diabetics than regular potatoes.  Happily, and with some trepidation, I started…

  • A Summer of Flowers
  • My Favorite Swiss Chard Recipe

    My Favorite Swiss Chard Recipe

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    Call me strange, but one of my favorite vegetables to grow in our Montana garden is Swiss chard! This versatile vegetable is not just a one season plant.  It does great all summer long and into the Fall.  I use Swiss chard much as I would spinach since I don’t even bother with spinach anymore. …

  • A Beautiful, Working, Practical, Garden

    A Beautiful, Working, Practical, Garden

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    A garden with minimal weeds, actual vegetables that my family will eat, and flowers and herbs to scent the air and palette.  This is my dream garden.  Don’t get me wrong, I am still working my way there, but this year I am so excited! I feel like I am actually making progress! There are…

  • Raising Bottle Lambs Do’s and Don’ts

    Raising Bottle Lambs Do’s and Don’ts

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    Need more babies in your life?  Consider raising bottle lambs.  We adopted our first orphan lamb this spring – a beautiful, soft, teddy bear of a Navajo-Churro ram lamb.  Our neighbors offered this little cutie up for adoption, so after getting my husband’s okay, the kids and I loaded up into the truck and brought…