Tuesday Garden Party #TGP – Garden Inspiration for 10.3.14

Happy Tuesday, Friends! It’s time for another Tuesday Garden Party. I have to be pretty honest – I did next to no gardening last week, and I’m going to pay for that neglect this week. Last week, I went to an amazing conference called ShiftCon – and Eco Blogging Social Media Conference. I heard the most amazing speakers, including Robin O’Brien and Vani Hari (Foodbabe). If you haven’t listened to Robin O’Brien’s Ted Talk, I challenge you to do so! Head over here and spend 20 minutes listening to her message. I first heard it several months ago and can’t even express to you how much it moved me. Listening to her in person was truly inspirational.

I was moved to tears several times because I am a sad sap of a person and came away from this conference completely and totally committed to organic gardening and the revolution that all of us, the people who make the effort to grow our own food, are taking part in. More on this later – as I have so much vitally important information to figure out how to share with you! I hope you are as moved as I was by the information I learned at ShiftCon.

But today, it’s Tuesday Garden Party time… so let’s get started.

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Easy Pumpkin Scones

One of our very favorite breakfasts is freshly baked scones. They are on my weekly menu plan quite often. I love them because I can prep the dry ingredients ahead of time for the freezer, and then just add butter, mix-ins, and milk for a quick homemade breakfast.

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Tuesday Garden Party #TGP – Garden Inspiration for 9.30.2014

Welcome to another installment of the Tuesday Garden Party! I hope you are enjoying these weekly posts. I know I am. I love looking through all the ideas and learning new things from all of you smart gardeners and bloggers!

Tuesday Garden Party 9.30.2014 simplifyliveloveOn Sunday, I harvested the most awesome corn I have ever grown: Wade’s Giant Indian Flint Corn from Baker Creek. It really serves no purpose other than decorative, thought I do think I could grind it and use it as corn meal. But it’s just too pretty to destroy! I hung it up so it can finish drying and I hope to turn it into a pretty wreath. I’ll be sure to share the results once I get it done. If you’re thinking about fun crops to grow next year, definitely consider this awesome corn- it’s a huge hit with the kids.

I also shared a picture of one of our rooster, Chris P Chicken. He’s a Black Australorp and just the prettiest thing. I love his black feathers as they’ve got a pretty greenish tint in the sunshine. He’s really awesome. :D

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Block Island Organics Sunscreen – Not just for summer… @BIOSuncare

Many thanks to Block Island Organics Sunscreen for sending me sunscreen to try out. I received product in consideration for this post, but the thoughts and opinions are all mine.

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Block Island Organics Sunscreen – Not just for summer…

While it might seem odd to write a post about sunscreen as the weather is cooling down, I think it’s the perfect time for everyone to revisit the topic of sunscreen. As a freckled redhead with a family history of skin cancers, staying safe in the sun is a pretty important topic to me. I’ve had many bad sunburns, unfortunately; but one of my most painful sunburns ever came at this time of the year on a cool, gorgeous fall day. I was visiting my boyfriend at the time, the man I’ve been married to for 18 years now, and we were at a football at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. It was a cool day, but the sun was shining hard. I had on a sweater and jeans, and had sunscreen on my face, yet my hands were exposed. And wouldn’t you know it, I burned the tops of my hands – because as a freckled red head, I burn very, very easily. It was seriously one of the most painful burns I can remember, and I’ve had some doozies in my 40 plus year.
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