Eco-Friendly DIY: Homegrown Luffa

November 11th, 2014 - posted under: The Farm » Flora

Success! By far my favorite garden project of 2014, and a tutorial so easy it barely needs words. We planted sponges in our back yard and they totally grew. It worked! Amazing. Like so: A pair of seeds planted in a wine box under the jacaranda tree, with a hand-knotted twine trellis. A little compost [...]

Veganic Gardening At Home

July 29th, 2014 - posted under: The Farm » Flora

Believe it or not, it can be pretty difficult growing vegetables without using animals. Which seems silly, if you ask me, but what do I know? That’s just the way it is, making the garden one more place that vegans and eco-conscious folks need to be a bit mindful. Veganic Gardening is a gardening philosophy [...]

Cheap & Easy Compost Bin System

July 2nd, 2014 - posted under: The Farm » Flora

Confession time: despite my best intentions, it took me over 6 months to get my compost system up and running in this house. We were busy adjusting to our new life, I guess, and it just kept getting pushed aside. That is, until my godfather upgraded his own composting system (he built a beautiful wood [...]

More Photos From My 2014 Yard & Garden Adventure

June 27th, 2014 - posted under: The Farm » Flora

Waits’s first sunflower of the year! So proud of my baby boy gardener. A few weeks back, I introduced you all to my 2014 yard and garden. But that post got cut short . . . because it was so long! So many pictures and I didn’t even get to my front yard. So here [...]

Welcome To My 2014 Yard & Garden Adventure!

June 10th, 2014 - posted under: The Farm » Flora

So I’m gardening again. And man, it feels good. Jeremy and I have been talking a lot lately about the concept of relaxation – about how there’s a huge difference between “checking out”, which is what we tend to do (what most people tend to do, I think) at the end of our very long [...]