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To Bee or Not To Bee?

I had a new experience in the world of agriculture this week: bees. Bees are so important to the life of a garden or farm, surely most...

Planting Plans

I really, really hate bugs that destroy my plants. Even though this is not a novel statement, as bugs have been plaguing farmers since...

The Beginning

The last few months have been a whirlwind of productivity. I had the opportunity to go to Zurich with my sweet husband for work, however,...

The First Fall

This is the first fall that I haven’t spent two hours a day commuting in over a decade. No more days spent driving home, trying not to...

Money Saving Tips

My summer reading this year is called Homesteading for Dummies. It’s a huge version of the classic Dummies books that combines five books...

My Zen Acres

Coming up with a name for our farm was a daunting task. I wanted to be inspired, so I didn’t pressure myself. There was no way we could...

Things I Have Learned

This is all new to me. Well, genetically I have a background in farming and I did grow up in the valley that feeds most of the world,...

Spring Break!

Today is the last day of my spring break. It has certainly been fun, but not sure if my days off would qualify as a break. I, with the...

Baby Steps and Baby Trees

I have no idea what I was envisioning when I signed up for ten native flowering trees from the Arbor Day Foundation after simply making a...

We’re in!

February 22, 2019: a day we will always remember. The day we finally got to move out of my parents’ house and back into a home of our...

Let Me Explain

My name is Julie Perry, and I have been an English teacher for 20 years. For the last 7 years I have been a teacher/ mama. The time has...