What Are Microgreens?

 What are Microgreens? Microgreens pack a nutritional punch! Not only are they vibrant and delicate and an obvious choice to really give your dishes that necessary pop. But studies have shown that microgreens are loaded with nutrients, such as vitamins, C, E, and K, lutein, and beta-carotene, 40 x more than the mature leaves of …

Read Any Good Books Lately?

The age-old question, “read any good books lately?” I love to read and learn as much as I can. My favorite topics to read are about God, faith, small-scale farming, permaculture, homesteading, gardening, raising chickens, food and related business books. There just isn’t enough time in a day to read everything I want to read …

The Great Bean Mystery​ of 2018

We have been avid gardeners for many years and can’t remember a time we had a hard time growing green beans. Green beans, simple right? Over the years, we have always grown green beans with great results, sometimes all season long. Not this year. We planted 4 different varieties in our new market garden beds …

Warning, I’m Going To Say A Bad Word

DIET! There I said it. It seems like almost everyone is on some kind of diet these days. Most of us expect fast results from our dieting efforts. We want fast results in the same way we want everything else to be fast and convenient, even our food. But hold on! How long did it …

Work, Money, Stuff & A Simple Lifestyle

Like most Americans, my wife and I have worked outside our home for most of our adult lives. We have both worked several jobs in the corporate world during the early years of our marriage. For the last 15 years, my wife has worked at our church as the church administrator. About ten years ago, …

Hi. We are David and Alice. We have been avid gardeners for many years and enjoy growing our own healthy foods and raising livestock. We raised three kids on our small scale farm near Red Oak Texas and have grown fruits and vegetables and raised all kinds of livestock. When our kids were growing up, …