How to Make a Waldorf Wheat Grass Basket to Welcome Spring

A few years ago, my friend Melanie from Many Hands House used to host wonderful Waldorf Homeschooling Days. We spent fabulous days with Melanie doing lots of fun things – including Waldorf Wheat Grass Baskets, hand-dying play silks with kool-aid, Ukrainian egg decorating, welcoming winter with a winter solstice spiral, and welcoming spring with May Day Pole Dancing.

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Sadly, she doesn’t host these homeschooling days any longer, but I convinced her to bring her kids over a few days and to make new wheat grass baskets with us. It’s a pretty simple process that anyone can do and I’m thrilled that we’re growing our own Easter grass this year instead of buying that nasty plastic stuff.

How to Make a Waldorf Wheat Grass Basket to Welcome Spring

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Tips for Starting Broccoli & other Brassicas Indoors from Seed

It’s time RIGHT NOW to start broccoli and other brassicas indoors from seed in my gardening zone, zone 5. Ideally, brassica seeds (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts) are started 6-8 weeks before the last frost, and with an average last frost date of May 15, the time is now! Kale and Kohlrabi are also brassicas, but I have found them to perform better with a direct seed into the garden than to start them indoors from seed.

Tips for Starting Broccoli & other Brassicas Indoors from Seed

Tips for Starting Broccoli & other Brassicas Indoors from Seed

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Tuesday Garden Party – Garden Inspiration for 3/17/2015

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! It’s the perfect day to get your green on. After high temps of 81 yesterday, we are back to normal March weather for us – highs in the 50s. We really enjoyed the lovely day yesterday, but I’m honestly glad it’s back to normal. I just want a normal summer – not too hot, not too cold. Perfect growing conditions for my garden, please and thank you very much.
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It’s Tuesday and time for the Garden Party! Read on to link up your garden inspired posts – recipes, diy, tutorials, and tips & tricks! If you don’t have posts to link up, come keep reading for a big dose of garden inspiration!

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Rescue Ducks & Chicks {and why you shouldn’t buy live animals this Easter}

A few days ago, I got a text from my blogging BFF Kelli at The Sustainable Couple. She lives on an urban homestead about an hour away and has an awesome blog. Anyway, she texted me the following:

A neighbor came over tonight and said her teen daughter bought 6 chicks and 2 ducks without her permission. They cannot return them, so are looking for a home. They are about 3 weeks old. Not feathered out. Free! Not sure of breed or sex. Are you interested?

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I’m such a big sucker, I replied immediately – Yup. You see, my very own oldest daughter has been scheming. She would love to take care of her own flock of birds and sell the eggs. We think this would be a great project for her {I have such a high demand for my own eggs that I cannot keep up} and the thought of 6 free chicks for her to take care of was very appealing. I’ve been dreaming about adding ducks ever since I got my own chicks last year, so I thought 2 cute little ducklings would be perfect. And I’m also a sucker for free. Who am I kidding?
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