The Botany of Common Milkweed

There is a patch in my garden that is designated especially for milkweed. I began doing this to feed the butterflies. The first year I did this I was stunned at the delightfully fragrance spewing from the flowers. Once I noticed those beautiful little flowers, they quickly became one of my very favorites! Common milkweedContinue reading “The Botany of Common Milkweed”

Dandelion Flower Jelly

Get ready to make dandelion flower jelly this Spring. Read the super simple process to make this jelly. It’s a great way to use some of the dandelions in your yard.

How to Harvest and Crack Black Walnuts

Easy and detailed process to dry and crack black walnuts. Here we are 4-8 weeks later, ready to crack open our dried black walnuts. Once you get the hang of it its pretty easy to get the nut meat out. It’s all in the hammer technique.