How to Prepare Your Strawberry Plants for Winter

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Inside: When nighttime temperatures dip into the lower 20s, it’s time to revisit the garden, preparing strawberry plants for winter. Read on to find out how.  Normally by this time in November, I’m heading out to my strawberry bed to … Continued

A Rural Girl’s Favorite Things Christmas Gift Guide

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Inside: Announcing our first ever A Rural Girl’s Favorite Things Christmas Gift Guide! Look for affordable, practical, and sometimes a little indulgent gifts that I absolutely love and wholeheartedly recommend.   I have a dual nature–it’s true. A very practical … Continued

A Thanksgiving Medley

  Inside: A selection of Thanksgiving writings . . . The woman who started a tradition, Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, cultivating thankfulness, and the origin of our Thanksgiving menu. Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday (second only to Christmas, that is). … Continued

Swirling Patterns of Blackbirds, Posing, and Other News Fresh From the Farm

Inside: Blackbirds’ annual visit on their way south, a fall photo shoot country style, and the people you meet.  Blackbirds’ Annual Visit on Their Way South Every November, like clockwork, thousands and thousands of blackbirds stop by our farm on … Continued