Oat-Sunflower Seed Bread

Bread notes: The bread machine is a modern marvel. Every kitchen should have one, the instructions are for using the bread machine, but can be modified for hand baking. While the joys of hand kneading dough are incomparable, time is a major factor in our lives, especially if bread making is a way of life…

A Tractor and a Dress

A post from September 21, 2014.  A few weeks ago, my fiancé and I had an engagement photo shoot. Our fantastic photographer, Tyson Baker, managed to take beautiful shots of the two most unphotogenic people in history. (No matter how hard I try, it’s hard for me to take a good photograph 😂)Of course I…

Johnny’s Seeds Herb Disk Collection

New product trial; Johnny’s Seeds Herb Disk Collection. Each disc has herb seeds of your choice strategically placed on a cloth like disc. The disks can be purchased separately or with the proper size pot here. They offer: Cilantro/Coriander Chives Parsley Thyme Genovese Compact Improved Basil Arugula Simply place the white disc on top of…

Purple Salad

The strategy to get family to eat more salad is a variety of choices. If there are cold salads ready to go…they are simple to top off green salads with various favors, colors and textures. This is one of Nancy Jane’s favorites, if this was ready to go, she was a happy girl, have a…

The Best Antidepressant

A post by Mother Judith from 2014 The women at Gray’s farms grow gardens and orchards—–some work great, some can get out of hand in mid-summer—–but as any gardener knows there is always next year. We try to keep our gardens on our farm chemical free, which is contrary to my conventional farming husband, but…

Garden Journal

For some gardening is an essential part of life. It serves as a form of therapy (physical and mental) and as a source of food. Garden journals are a wonderful way to keep record of your ups and downs in garden life. What trick worked, and what trick didn’t? What pest do you have the…

Greens, Greens…

“Green, greens, nothing but greens: Parsley, peppers, cabbages and celery, Asparagus and watercress and Fiddle-ferns and lettuce-!” Into The Woods-Prologue Ah, Winter Greens. Kale, Swiss Chard, Pok Choy, Collard Greens, and Spinach flourish in the cold winter months. Your color pallete is not limited to merely green, there is also purple Kale and rainbow Chard!…

Roasted Garlic

Roasted garlic is a wonderful addition to your healthy cuisine. You can squeeze it on cooked vegetables, on garlic bread, cooked rice or pasta. However, we have to watch our carbs around here, well at least the women do. The man of the farm can eat about everything and not gain an ounce. (Yes, we…

Welcome Blooming Home

We weary travelers were welcomed home late at night with fresh cut flowers from the gardens. Nancy Jane had them scattered in little spots throughout the house; each time I saw them my heart smiled. For Kathy’s healing, traveling to clinics is needed. The therapy is out of town and it is an intensive session…

Sweet Thing Pepper

To quote the seed package… “Love peppers, but can’t take the heat?” This spoke to me. I throughly enjoy peppers, however, I cannot handle the heat! Sweet Thing Peppers are a dream come true. You get the illusion of a cayenne pepper without the (in my humble opinion) unbearable spicy punch!   Savory and smoky, the…