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On Second Thought

Many years ago I decided to put in an herb garden.   Caring for it is my favorite part of gardening. The bees adore the flowering herbs, especially the hyssop and the fragrance is beyond description. I can spend a full afternoon just puttering in it. But all is not...

Bacon Fat and What We Keep

I joke a bit about zombies but I don’t really worry to much about the more dramatic apocalyptic scenarios. I believe we are far less likely to have our planet destroyed by an asteroid than we are to suffer through a house fire. The odds of New York being buried...

Good News

This is good news! My book previous , Just In Case, was voted the top family preparedness book here. Visit the site to see what else they have to offer. I was really proud to be recognized like this.   Buy This...

Lessons Learned

It’s been a long few weeks here at Barefoot Farm. Bruce has been ill and after spending a few days in the hospital, he returned home with strict instructions to take it easy. It came as no surprise to me that he did no such thing, instead tackling some of the...

Spring Eating

The sun shown today and, in spite of a rather biting wind, I took a walk around the garden. I was primarily looking at my herb garden but while out there I went looking for signs of spring. I found it in the green shoots of new garlic and multiplying onions, swelling...