17 Beneficial, Edible, and Beautiful Midwest “Weeds”

Dictionary.com defines weeds as, 1. a valueless plant growing wild, especially one that grows on cultivated ground to the exclusion or injury of the desired crop. 2. any undesirable or troublesome plant, especially one that grows profusely where it is not wanted. Our society is taught to pull weeds, stomp out weeds, or spray them with chemicals. According to the definition above, a weed is a “valueless plant” that grows where it is “not wanted”. BUT, what if I told you that EVERY plant has value of some sort!! It is … More 17 Beneficial, Edible, and Beautiful Midwest “Weeds”

Danny’s Health Update – Peripheral Neuropathy Edition

After Danny’s cancer treatments were completed, about 3 1/2 years ago, he returned to a life that included a mixture of struggles, as typically expected for a cancer survivor. About 6 months ago, Danny began experiencing severe peripheral neuropathy. Because of its rapid onset, our first fear was that the cancer had returned, but after … More Danny’s Health Update – Peripheral Neuropathy Edition

Why You Should Hire a Permaculture Designer

I recently explained to a very dear family member that my husband has a permaculture design certificate from The Permaculture Institute, taught by Geoff Lawton and we are in the process of building a business around sustainable gardening and permaculture. They stared at me blankly. Often when people ask, “What do you do?” or “What … More Why You Should Hire a Permaculture Designer

Kombucha Crazy!

  Kombucha. The word, itself, conveys a sort of whimsy and exotic wonder. The first time I heard it, I was immediately drawn to it’s earthy aura and I determined to know more! That was 4 years ago, and I have been a supporter of this strange Kombucha mania, ever since. What I thought was … More Kombucha Crazy!

Millennial Farmers: A Chat with Gallatin Grown

I grew up on a hobby farm with a variety of animals, including sheep, chickens, goats, horses, dogs and cats. We made our own hay and sometimes we hosted a small garden. Living in Milwaukee county, I was considered a “farm girl”. This label can be thrown around quite easily, these days. Many documentaries and … More Millennial Farmers: A Chat with Gallatin Grown

Starting an Intentional Community…with my Parents :)

I am known for speaking my mind, and I tend to attract and build friendships with others who have undaunted opinions. So, I can’t say it surprised me when the friends and family in our lives responded to the news of my husband and I moving in with my parents, with phrases like, “I thought you had … More Starting an Intentional Community…with my Parents 🙂