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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
Tag Archives: food preservation
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 Sunday, we gathered with friends in our late summer garden for some fermentation fun. My husband (and his trusty brewmaster side kick) concocted a nice autumnal nut brown ale, while I worked with some of the other littles on … Continue reading
Each of us has a handful of life experiences that truly changes us. Those experiences that get deep into our veins and alter the core of our inner self and the lens through which we view the world. I can confidently … 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, the dandelion. She is so often picked, sprayed and just plain despised by so many. What did this little lady ever do to deserve such harsh treatment? For in fact, it is her ability to pop up everywhere and … Continue reading
With winter now fully upon us, my family and I have found ourselves battling some stuffy noses and sore throats. We try to open up our mornings with a smoothie, and drink tea throughout the day, but I just began … Continue reading