We wanted to give a big shout-out to Sally Homemaker, in appreciation of her mentioning us on her website.  Check out her website for

“all sorts of things… organic gardening, budget tips, natural health articles, homeschooling ideas, projects and articles about being aware, awake and trying to be prepared for the days ahead.”1


We Got Some Produce!

Summer is right around the corner, and it looks like our garden is going to give us a lot of produce this year (Lord willing).  Our tomato plants are loaded with small tomatoes and large.  The squash plants are taking over the garden, and so far we have two full grown butternut squash (they are harder to grow).  And the pepper plants continue to give us plenty of peppers: cayenne, jalapeno, banana.

The Back to Eden method, with rich composted soil and lots of mulch key to healthy plants, has really brought up the production of our plants.  Last year, for example, our tomato plants grew very tall, put on lots of blossoms, but gave us only a few tomatoes (I think a lack of sun was part of the problem).  And, the large tomatoes, we didn’t get a single ripe one off of it!  We can’t say for sure, seeing that the harvest hasn’t come yet, but even at this point there are signs that we will get plenty of healthy produce.  We will just have to wait a few more weeks and see what we get!

If you haven’t already, check out the Back to Eden film, watch it, and get your garden spot ready for a fall garden!

This butternut squash was picked a little too early, but it should be delicious!

Butternut squash is a favorite at our home!

These are three of several large tomatoes growing on our plants. We are waiting anxiously for them to ripen!