Setting Up a Planter Box – Square Foot Gardening


Photo Credit I love square foot gardening (SFG). I've done it a few years now. And I just love it. It's simple, easy...not terribly expensive to get started. And you get to grow lots of great goodies in a tiny space...with minimal time "working" the garden...watering, weeding, etc. Boy's Life has an easy to follow and understand tutorial for setting up a planter … [Read more...]

Late Season Garden Update

So there hasn't been much happening in my garden lately. After the squirrel attacks, not much was left :( There is, however, Swiss chard, Kale and Brussel sprouts growing strong. It's making a comeback as the weather has cooled off again! I also noticed that there are a number of green tomatoes again on the plants out back...the squirrels must be full from them now. I … [Read more...]

Savory Slow Cooker Chicken and Butternut Squash


  This recipe is part of our 6th Costco Meal Plan: 20 Slow Cooker Freezer Packs from Costco for $150! We've been enjoying lots of butternut squash lately, after buying some at Kroger, then more at Aldi the next week for just $.59 each! We've had this...a beef stew with butternut ...and I made the same beef stew mix for the guys to enjoy while I'm out of town this … [Read more...]