Tag: farming on small scale

Savor the Harvest!

Savor the Harvest!

| September 29, 2019 | Reply

In a recent video, “Savor the Harvest,” I taste test my two fig varieties, plum liqueur, a hot chili from Sicily, harvest calyxes from roselle hibiscus and much more. It is a video I hope you will watch, like and share. I share this newspaper clipping of my mother, who is going downhill fast. Her […]

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Plants and Me Podcast

Plants and Me Podcast

| August 28, 2019 | Reply

This week I am the guest of Plants and Me Podcast from the U.K. with Alan Lodge. I hope you enjoy it! Every week the podcast, sponsored by Newlands Nursery, has a new guest, and I noticed several from the U.S. The host is very calm and respectful and let me chat up a storm. […]

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Quinoa, Plum and Avocado Salad

Quinoa, Plum and Avocado Salad

| August 28, 2019 | Reply

Recently, I created a video using my homegrown plums from a quinoa, plum and avocado salad recipe by my friend Valentina at Cooking on the Weekends. The sweet and savory ingredients pair nicely with the texture of the quinoa, and avocado makes any salad worthwhile! I hope you watch (click photo) and check out Valentina’s […]

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Lemon Verbena

Lemon Verbena

| August 28, 2019 | 2 Replies

In my latest video, we harvest lemon verbena for drying. Please watch and share! The lemon verbena dried inside in four days! I was also told if you dry herbs in a dark place, they will retain more of their original color. I had had them in the window sill, so I moved them to […]

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Nothing Better than Cooking from the Garden

Nothing Better than Cooking from the Garden

| August 7, 2019 | Reply

There’s nothing better than cooking from the garden! Several of my subscribers asked for more cooking videos, and, because I had the biggest plum harvest in 25 years, I delivered! Please watch my recent plum cooking videos as well as a guest, Lynne Dunlap, cooking lemon curd in my kitchen! Recent travel included attending the […]

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July Brings a Bounty of Plums!

July Brings a Bounty of Plums!

| July 3, 2019 | Reply

July brings a bounty of plums! It seems the busier I get, the one thing that gets short shrift is my blog. So many amazing things have happened since I last posted that I don’t know where to begin. But, here’s the most exciting… My channel will hit 40,000 subscribers tomorrow July 4th! I’m very […]

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Watch Small Batch Tomato Canning

Watch Small Batch Tomato Canning

| December 17, 2018 | 2 Replies

Small Batch Tomato Canning, Dollhouse, Catfish! I’m finally getting through the content I shot last year, and in the latest upload Mary demonstrates small batch tomato canning. Plus, you see an AMAZING handmade dollhouse, a lot of Japanese beetles and catfish. Check out my Return to Landhaven, my next to last stop in July, 2017. […]

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Salt Brine Olives

Salt Brine Olives

| October 29, 2018 | Reply

How to Salt Brine Olives This year was the first I have attempted to harvest and collect my olives. You can see the video of Erick, my garden helper, and I harvesting from my two olive trees. I didn’t get to brine for four days, and when I did, I was met with an army […]

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Kentucky Humility and Grace

Kentucky Humility and Grace

| August 26, 2018 | Reply

Kentucky Humility and Grace As I work through footage from my recent trip, I am struck by Kentucky Humility and Grace. I should add that Kentuckians are hard workers! As you will see in Part 3 of the series, Lori Bowling is working overtime to serve the residents of Boyd County. In addition to serving […]

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Urban Garden Improvisation

Urban Garden Improvisation

| August 19, 2018 | Reply

Urban Garden Improvisation Urban gardening in a small space could be called “Improvisation is the name of the game,” or, “One thing leads to another.” As for most gardeners and family farmers today, gardening is not my profession. It is my passion and the fuel that feeds me, both literally and spiritually. I am an […]

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