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Sweet Harvest Happenings

Local Author, Lindy Mayberry Sellers lives on a 12-acre hobby farm in the beautiful Carolina Piedmont. With the help of her husband, she raises sheep, chickens, vegetables and most importantly children.

Zinnias

Hollyhocks, Lillies, Dahlias and Roses are blooming in gardens all over the Southeast. I have long admired the yards of people who grow these...

Making soap and beauty products on the homestead

Soap making has a long and useful history dating back to the early Roman Empire. In my Grandmother’s day, they had to render lard...

Swiss Chard and Aprons

The farmers market is full of greens right now; everything from broccoli to lettuces, spinach, and Swiss chard. Have you ever eaten Swiss chard?...

Lilacs and roses

Lilacs and roses are blooming near the front door, and I feel almost dizzy when I walk by and catch a whiff of their...

The quiet simplicity

The quiet simplicity of hanging clothes out to dry can bring such a sense of peace. With the warm summer sun on my back, the...

As I sit here on my screened-in porch

As I sit here on my screened- in porch, I can see the cows slowly grazing in the field behind my house. The birds...

Depression era food

A friend and I were having a conversation last week about depression era foods; although I was not born until after the depression, my...

For improved health and vitality, add fermented foods to your diet!

Fermentation is one of man’s oldest attempts at food preservation and preparation. Fermented foods are consumed in every country throughout the world and have...

Asparagus

Our garden spots are planted with flower bulbs. Now, all we have to do is wait for them to grow. I can’t wait to...

Sowing my seeds in April

Everywhere I look, I see garden spots tilled and the soil smoothed over. The workers of the land are waiting for the danger of...

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