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Putting Up! (Ways To Make The Harvest Last)

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If you follow this blog, you know that I (Daja) have moved from Southern California to Maine.  We have a little farm we call Kylo. It’s a slow-and-steady-wins-the-race kind of thing.  We got a huge garden in this year and are gradually adding our animals. What blows me away is how wonderful the soil is here. I’ve been gardening in California for years and it is definitely an uphill battle–what with the water issues, intense heat, clay-like soil.  But here, it has been much easier and much more delightful to garden. Stuff actually grows here without so many tears.  The downside is that in Southern California I gardened year around. Here, you have 90-120 days. So, you better be movin’!

Today I sat down at my computer and my ten year old son walked by and said, “Whatcha doing?”  I replied, “Ordering a few things online.” He said, “Let me guess. Canning supplies.” #dontjudgeme Read More

Putting Up

{This post contains affiliate links. Clicking on or purchasing through an affiliate link costs you nothing, but lets you support this blog and the families who write it and love it.} ________________________________ If you follow this blog, you know that I (Daja) have moved from Southern California to Maine.  We have a little farm we […]

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Links for Summer Fun!

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Is everyone enjoying the Summer as much as we are?!  We have family visiting from Mongolia, camping trips planned, birthday parties, barbecues, dance recitals, beach days and all manner of craziness in the sun!

Summer Fun

We’ve put together this handy list of articles to help you enjoy your Summer to the fullest! Read More

Summer Fun

Is everyone enjoying the Summer as much as we are?!  We have family visiting from Mongolia, camping trips planned, birthday parties, barbecues, dance recitals, beach days and all manner of craziness in the sun! We’ve put together this handy list of articles to help you enjoy your Summer to the fullest!

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A Message From Vicki West

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Vicki West of Homestead Blessings gives a special word of encouragement to Provision Room readers and their victory gardens! Read More

Vicki West of Homestead Blessings gives a special word of encouragement to Provision Room readers and their victory gardens!

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July Goals

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July is here and so are the lazy-hazy days of summer.  Around here that means lots of outdoor time, playing, swimming,  keepin’ the grill hot and the drinks cold!  We’re steadily working on our Top 100 To-Do List for summer.  We’re watching the garden grow and have already had our first vine ripened tomatoes.  Lovely.

With all this fun we want to make sure we take the balanced approach for our July Goals and keep them simple. Read More

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July is here and so are the lazy-hazy days of summer.  Around here that means lots of outdoor time, playing, swimming,  keepin’ the grill hot and the drinks cold!  We’re steadily working on our Top 100 To-Do List for summer.  We’re watching the garden grow and have already had our first vine ripened tomatoes.  Lovely. […]

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More Pictures From Food Revolution Day!

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All our food was grown or raised within 100 miles of the dinner!  Such a wonderful abundance of LOCAL food! Read More

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All our food was grown or raised within 100 miles of the dinner!  Such a wonderful abundance of LOCAL food!

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Farm To Table To Heart And Soul

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When we heard about Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day, we knew that we wanted to be a part of it!  Standing up for real food?  Yes, please!  We tossed around a myriad of ideas from the low-key to the large scale, from the serious to the slightly ridiculous.  It was Kristina who said, “Let’s host the local pastors.”  And from there, our Farm-To-Table dinner began to take shape.  We wanted to share a vision for community, sustainability and the food movement with churches.  Feeding our community is a theological issue at its core and the church must take its role.  So we invited.  And then we prayed that someone would actually show up!  The response was overwhelming!  It felt like we were hearing the very heartbeat of the Kingdom as people responded with, “We have been praying and talking about this very thing.  We can’t wait to participate.” Read More

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When we heard about Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day, we knew that we wanted to be a part of it!  Standing up for real food?  Yes, please!  We tossed around a myriad of ideas from the low-key to the large scale, from the serious to the slightly ridiculous.  It was Kristina who said, “Let’s host […]

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Natural Remedies Found In The Garden

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My garden does not whet the appetite; it satisfies it. It does not provoke thirst through heedless indulgence, but slakes it by proffering its natural remedy. Amid such pleasures as these have I grown old.
gardening quote by Epicurus

In every home I have lived as an adult I have planted.  I’ve planted for beauty first.  As I’ve grown older, and wiser I hope, I’ve planted for food and for healing.  There is so much to learn and as much as I know, I find I am yet a baby in this gardening journey.  I’m fascinated most by the herbs in my garden.  For thousands of years people have found healing from snipping a leaf here or digging for root there.  I have so much to learn!  I am a firm believer that all we need for staying well can be found in what our Creator has already given us.  That being said, I am not an expert.  Read More

Natural Remedies In The Garden

My garden does not whet the appetite; it satisfies it. It does not provoke thirst through heedless indulgence, but slakes it by proffering its natural remedy. Amid such pleasures as these have I grown old. gardening quote by Epicurus In every home I have lived as an adult I have planted.  I’ve planted for beauty […]

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Central Coast Lavender

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About a year ago I had the privilege of visiting Central Coast Lavender Farm and met Lila Avery-Fuson.  I was super impressed with Lila’s products and continue to use them as a regular part of our herbal medicine cabinet.  In fact since finding Lila’s organic lavender farm I haven’t purchased lavender oil anywhere else! Read More

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About a year ago I had the privilege of visiting Central Coast Lavender Farm and met Lila Avery-Fuson.  I was super impressed with Lila’s products and continue to use them as a regular part of our herbal medicine cabinet.  In fact since finding Lila’s organic lavender farm I haven’t purchased lavender oil anywhere else!

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Kristina’s Mid-month Progress Report

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Wow!  Is this month flying by!  Sometimes it feels like I blink and a week is gone.

So the question is, how am I doing towards my February goals?  Not too bad if I do say so myself!

The buckets in front are the 2nd round of peas. I used these buckets for tomatoes in the summer so planting peas will help rejuvenate the soil.

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Wow!  Is this month flying by!  Sometimes it feels like I blink and a week is gone. So the question is, how am I doing towards my February goals?  Not too bad if I do say so myself!

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Daja’s Mid-month Progress Report

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Well, February is half-way through.  It’s been a busy month to be sure.  I had a birthday, we dedicated our youngest son, three of my boys are training to “star” in a Kung-Fu training video produced by their Sifu, three of my kids started taking piano lessons, my daughter hosted a book club (George MacDonald’s The Light Princess) with one of our homeschool co-ops and we had a Valentine’s Day party with our other co-op.  It’s been BUSY!  To top it all off, we had a cold we all passed around for a week.

And yet….. Read More

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Well, February is half-way through.  It’s been a busy month to be sure.  I had a birthday, we dedicated our youngest son, three of my boys are training to “star” in a Kung-Fu training video produced by their Sifu, three of my kids started taking piano lessons, my daughter hosted a book club (George MacDonald’s […]