Hello from the greening HillTop! Spring is here! Although it is a typical Western Pennsylvania spring, one day we have seventy degree weather and the next we have snow. The great outdoors cannot seem to decide what it wants to do. Spring is underway based off the garlic growing my raised beds, not to mention … Continue reading Ready to Spring Into Action
Hello from the Hilltop! These two past years have been some of the most unexpected years with the global pandemic. In the beginning, the unknown was so scary that it changed how many people handled normal life. People looked for ways to deal with childcare, schooling, work and managing a new way of doing simple … Continue reading Post Pandemic Homestead Changes
Hello from the HillTop! Like many parents, I deal a lot with introducing my children to a variety of foods. In some cases, my daughter could be considered a picky eater. She does not eat a variety of what is deemed "kid food." Even though, she eats a wide range of foods at home. While … Continue reading Vegetables Your Kids Will Unknowingly Eat
Have you been wanting to start a garden? Did you have a garden before, but felt overwhelmed? Check out our latest blog on gardening questions to help you narrow down what you need.
Hello from our chilly HillTop! This winter has been interesting so far, we already have had more snow this year than last year. While currently we are in snap without snow, the chill in the air is worse than six inches of snow. Between the cold weather, shut-downs (we live in Pennsylvania and still are … Continue reading Using Your Harvest Through the Winter
Hello from the Quarantined HillTop! How are you fairing in this crazy time of quarantine? Personally, life has not changed too much for us, other than my husband is home full-time currently. We're still doing our normal things this time of year: prepping garden beds, clearing brush, growing from seeds and repairing areas that harsh … Continue reading How to Get Started
Hello from the cold tundra that is our HillTop! This is one of those winters that is a blessing and a curse. Western Pennsylvania is known for snow this time of year, but this year the Farmer's Almanac has our area on a light snow in combination for a winter style slush-rain mix. Frozen egg … Continue reading Winter Planning
I enjoy gardening. Personally, I deal with anxiety and depression, gardening has become a strong, stable point helping to keeping my anxiety at bay. Beyond that, gardening has also helped me to keep costs down for our groceries, while providing healthy food for my family. While gardening these last few years, I've watched and learned … Continue reading What Gardening Teaches Children