Preserving Basil

Gardening can be a lot of work folks. Planting, weeding, watering….no matter how small your garden is, there’s always something to be done. But the work doesn’t end outside. We grow all of this food to eat, after all. We’ll...

10 Tips for Gardening in Dry Weather

Here in the foothills of western NC, we have been blessed with evening showers that have helped to make this August much more bearable than the usual Sahara-like conditions we are subject to this time of year. Dry, hot, sticky...

Why We Don’t Have Free-Range Chickens

  You know how egg cartons say fancy stuff like: “Collected just for you from cage-free or free-range chickens”? It gives you this image of happy little hens running around pecking bugs and basking in the spring sunshine.   There’s...