There are several ways to deter deer from trampling through your garden. I cover some of them here, but today we’ll focus on a favorite—plants! This list may not hold true 100 percent of the time, but most of the time these plants will send deer running for the hills and away from your fruits and veggies. Read more
On September 16, we’re hosting our Fall Poultry Workshop at Moss Mountain Farm. In honor of our 10th workshop, we have an all-new format, with hands-on demonstrations and the opportunity for you to customize your workshop experience. Whether you currently raise chickens or want to learn more about having your own flock, you need to be there! Read more
It’s not easy to enjoy summer outdoors when you’re getting bitten up by mosquitoes. I’ve created an all-natural mosquito repellent that takes a few simple ingredients and a couple of minutes to throw together. It’s all-natural, so it’s bad for the bugs but good for you! Read more
Did you know your new plant hanger can do double duty as an air freshener? Wooden beads, like the ones on our plant holders, absorb essential oils, adding a wonderful scent to your room or office. Read more
There’s a restaurant taking the farm-to-table movement as literally as one can. in Fayetteville, Arkansas, works with local farmers to source food year round, from meat and eggs to produce and grains. Read more
There’s something about seeing a fruit ripen on the vine or a flower slowly blooming that is just fascinating. With an increase in garden-centered communities and sustainable city initiatives, a new way of gardening is on the rise. Read more
Rose oil is one of the most sought after and expensive oils in the world. It was discovered hundreds of years ago, during the time of the Moguls.
The story goes that Princess Nour-Djihan and Emperor Djihanguyr rode through a garden canal filled with rose water on their wedding day. The heat of the afternoon sun separated the oil from the water, and the couple couldn’t help notice its intoxicating scent. The oil was skimmed off the water to create perfume. And so began the production of rose oil, traced back to 1612 in Persia. Read more
I like to start off spring with clean stuff and clean spaces, both inside and out. You probably have a stash of all kinds of cleaners for designated purposes, but I like to use vinegar as a fix-all because it’s a safe, inexpensive, all-natural household cleaner.
There are so many things you can do with vinegar when it comes to cleaning up your house and garden apparatus, and it evaporates quickly so you don’t have to worry about your clean items smelling funky. Read more
Jennifer Burcke from shares with us her favorite uses for eucalyptus oil.
I like to keep a toolbox of essential oils for mi up homemade cleaning solutions to freshen up our home. Among my favorites are eucalyptus, lavender, lemongrass and peppermint. Each of them has a distinct and refreshing scent, helping to infuse the farmhouse with a pleasant, light aroma. They pair wonderfully together, allowing me to use a combination of oils to keep our home clean all year long. Read more
We all love fresh, clean clothes, but we may not be crazy about using bleach. Using common household ingredients, you can have your clothes and linens crisp and bright, naturally. Read more