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makingofahomehomestead on Instgram2nd Annual Harvest Share Night! There were SO many beautiful handmade creations, and so much fantastic conversation 💚 The. Best. Night. (A huge thank you to @taprootmag for the inspiration!) #homemade #makeityourself #wildcrafting #craftingfun #community #craftingcommunityI am SO thrilled for this workshop tomorrow!!! 🙌🏻 The fantastic @taunia_may will be leading the class 🧘♀️and @choices_in_rockford has supplied us with some amazing food and beverage 😋 Registration is still open, but it is filling up fast! Call 779.774.3675 to register. Members and non-members are welcome! #815ymca #rockfordyoga #rockriverymca #getyourflowonGood morning ❄️ #guessiwontberakingtoday #thesnowcoveredcollardsthough #homestead #urbanhomestead #growyourownfood #backyardgardenFall 🍂 #homeschoolkids #homeschool #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolmom #autumn2018 #rockfordillinois #rockfordilFeeling lucky to get to work with this crew 🧡🎃🖤Last night I had the pleasure of hosting an event honoring and celebrating Rockford-area senior artists. This journey of coordinating Aroha Philanthropy’s Artful Aging Program through the YMCA has been truly magical. The conversations I have had over the course of the last year with our participants tell me that art is truly transformational. These programs not only enabled men and women to venture out of their homes and learn (or rediscover) a new skill set, but gave them a safe space in which to share stories with one another of life’s trials and triumphs.💚 #artcantransformlives #artcantransformtheworld #rockriverymca #rockfordillinois #rockfordrocksDinner prep 🌿 #rootvegetables #rootveggies #homegrown #urbanhomestead #homestead #homegrown #growityourselfMy youngest decided to experiment with homemade gluten free pasta, so she busted out my Nona’s old school ravioli maker 😍👩🏼🍳 #urbanhomestead #homeschool #makeityourself #homeschoolkids #oldworlditalianwithatwistGuys, we are having so much fun down at the @rockriverymca 🙌🏻 Come down and join us! We will be here until 8 PM #saturdaynightfun #rockriverymca #lovemyjob #rockfordrocks
Category Archives: Gardening
Well friends, it’s June 16th, and I am coming at you with my first garden update of the 2017 growing season. Hum. Where exactly did the time go? And better yet, what on earth have I been doing? Time has … Continue reading
The last few weeks have kept us very busy with a variety of DIY projects around the house. With the absolutely beautiful weather gracing us, my girls and I decided to take advantage, move school outside most days, and just … Continue reading
Thoughts from yesterday: I am sitting outside of my northern Illinois home, in a tank top and shorts. Sweat trickles down my back and my hands ache from the garden work I have done. It is just 11:30 am. In … Continue reading
One of my favorite times of the year arrived this week! In the wee hours of Monday morning, we began pouring over our 2017 seed catalog (We order our seeds and transplants from The Seed Savers Exchange, based in Iowa.) and … Continue reading
Last fall I did some reading about how to grow pumpkins. I was astonished to find that many people said to simply discard of your old pumpkins in an area in which you want to grow pumpkins again. Those pumpkins … Continue reading
Every November, we find ourselves with an overabundance of kale that gets hit with a hard frost and dies. It always makes me feel just sick to know all of that healthy vegetation has gone to waste and ends up … Continue reading
Oh friends, I just received the most amazing news. My favorite blogger/author, Amanda Blake Soule, will be featuring my garden photos and writing on her blog tomorrow. I invite you to check out the post tomorrow (Friday, July 22) at http://www.soulemama.com. I … Continue reading