Each morning I take a walk around the farm and the surrounding wildlands. We live in a rural area but there are plenty of neighbors too, so I enjoy these peaceful moments with nature and would like to share them with you! Espinillo & Carqueja At one point this section of the land was a… Continue reading Walks through Woods
Hello friends of the internet & blog followers! How is your Septemeber going? It feels like too long has passed since my last blog posts, but in reality so much has happened and its only been two weeks. I wanted to share a bit here both news of the garden and my art/work. So, here… Continue reading Garden Journal :: Virgo Season
During the past 6 months Jona and I went from having one cat to five!! It has been a really fun experience, and we have both learned so much about cat behaviour and raising. Though at times I have wondered if we are crazy for keeping the entire litter of kittens born to our original… Continue reading Just for Fun :: kitten pics!
Just a week after the equinox I sit in the garden surrounded by pots and type out this blog post with the help of my cellphone. It is officially fall in the Southern Hemisphere and although the weather is getting cooler, gardening is far from over. Fall is a great time to plant and grow… Continue reading Garden Journal :: the transitional time
Traditionally pesto is made with fresh basil leaves, nuts, olive oil & grated cheese but there are many alternative recipes that I am going to share with you in this post, including pestos made with edible weeds and garden herbs. Today I will be sharing my recipe for pesto made primarily with a common garden… Continue reading Herbal Pesto :: with wild greens and weeds
I spent the weekend outside and enjoying the perfect summer weather. Our garden is in full swing, there is so much collecting, transplanting and organizing to do so I photographed the highlights of my summer garden chores to shar with you all. Crafting bouquets of lavender, marigolds and lemon balm, these will dry in the… Continue reading Garden Journal : harvesting summer
Life on a farm rotates betweens rewarding days and confusing days, at least for me anyway. Some days I feel like I achieved so much and perfectly balanced my work on the computer with my real life digging in the dirt. Other days I feel like I started a dozen projects but didnt actually accomplish… Continue reading Homesteader Diary :: So Many Baby Animals!!
A few months have past since I posted a garden update. I had a few topical articles I was eager to share about butterflies and ecology but this blog isn't only for talking about ecology - it's also about being a part of ecology. We all play a significant role in our local ecologies and… Continue reading Homesteader Diary :: Summer Garden Update
One thing I love about South America is that Lemon Verbena grows into trees: In this area the locals collect lemon verbena (in Spanish cedrón) from backyards and old herb plantations for sale by the kilo. Most commonly cedrón is used in yerba mate or as a tea by itself. During these past few months… Continue reading Backyard Herbalism :: Lemon Verbena
On November 4th our amazing cat, Kisu, gave birth to four beautiful kittens! I'm doing a bit of catch up on the blog so, though a little late, here is a picture from early December when they were about a month old:Growing up my family adopted many cats, but I always dreamed of raising a… Continue reading Our Kittens of 2020