Thursday, September 18, 2014

Harvesting a Luffa Sponge


For two seasons my husband and I grew Luffa sponges on a large scale and I have to admit it was a lot of work.  After running into water supply issues we decided to table our future plans and now I grow just a couple plants for fun because I really like having access to all natural sponges, they feel fantastic!  Please excuse the dirt on my hands, it was the end of the day, I was tired and just walking out of the garden after some weed pulling when I discovered a Luffa that was ready for harvest. I was a little excited I guess.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesdays with a Twist #76

Today I'm featuring beautiful Dried Hydrangeas, From The blog Grandparents Plus.  This post will be added to one of my Pinterest boards because I love dried hydrangeas especially during the holiday season.  You'll enjoy how she takes you through the process from fresh, drying and display.  It's a fantastic post and I hope you all enjoy.  It's always fun to see what others are creating.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Planter Box + Bird Feeder


Every now and then I get the bug to make a new project and this weekend I had the buildup bug.  I finally learned how to use all the new equipment in our workshop and I'm in building heaven.  Have I mentioned that my husband is a great teacher?  Well he is and I had so much fun using tools beyond our hand drills and outdoor table saw.  

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Establishing a Raised Bed

Preparing a raised bed is what I call fun; it gives me the opportunity to watch natural materials work together and for whatever reason that energizes my creativity. I've been asked many times how to prepare a raised bed and I find myself always starting with, "It's a process." This is true and I hope to walk you through the process in this segment so you all can enjoy successful soil.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tuesday's with a Twist #75


Today I'm featuring One Acre Farm - she has some great advice on drying tomatoes.  This is one I'm adding to my Pinterest for next years harvest.  This year when I harvest tomatoes I froze most of mine and made salsa.  Drying would have been a fantastic option but for some reason it just slipped my mind.  I hope you click her post to read more and don't forget to link up or find something fun to read.  Blessings for a Great Tuesday Everyone!.