Essential Oils For Seasonal Allergy Relief

essential oils for seasonal allergy relief

Spring, aka allergy season is my most hated time of the year. Elm pollen is everywhere and for 4-6 weeks, I am a sneezy, itchy-nosed, watery-eyed, stuffy-headed hot mess. Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? Abject misery, am I right? I prefer to use essential oils for seasonal allergy relief. And because I so love a good natural home remedy for seasonal allergies, I keep these essential oils in my stash at all times. I Continue Reading

DIY Wasp Deterrent

DIY Wasp Deterrent

I love God’s creatures. Most of them anyway. I’m not a fan of the sting-y ones, though.  Mosquitoes, those grey flies that like to bite you right at the back of the knee … and wasps.  I hate wasps.  Today, I’m going to share with y’all the most effective, cheapest, easiest, and most clever diy wasp deterrent EVER! Let me begin by saying — my husband is deathly allergic to bees and wasps.  So in the interest of keeping Continue Reading

Summer Gardens Begin in Winter

The best summer gardens begin in winter.  Which is why seed companies and nurseries ship their colorful and alluring catalogs in January, of course. I used to think these festive fliers in my mailbox were just designed to mock me during the cold, dreary days of winter and make me covetous of warmer climates where there was still color, even in January.  But as I turned through the pages, gazing at what could be – what might be Continue Reading

For Sale By Owner

We’ve decided to put the Travel Lodge up for sale.  We love it and it’s perfect for our needs … except … that it’s incredibly heavy and unwieldy to tow around like we want. It’s what is called a ‘Park Model’ or ‘Destination Trailer’,  which basically means it’s meant to tow to a location and be parked for full-time living for an extended period of time.  This is why it’s so roomy, so delightfully home-like Continue Reading

May Showers

It’s raining, it’s pouring!  And I’m not complaining!  Well, not much, anyway.  The truth is we’ve been in a drought for the past 8 years and we desperately need the moisture.  But I’ll be honest … it’s been raining for about three weeks now … and I’m starting to get a little annoyed. Shhhh!  Don’t tell my husband!  Or anyone else around here, for that matter.  I’ll be ostracized and kicked out of the Farm & Continue Reading

Icky, Creepy Things

I had a post ready to upload yesterday.  It was a fun and light-hearted account of my husband’s and my recent trip to a really cool flea market event in the City, which served as my Mother’s Day gift.  But none of that matters in light of the thing that happened yesterday afternoon … and I decided that I really must share with you that thing.  So I’ll save the fun flea market trip for Continue Reading

People Who Love Spring …

Clearly, those people do not live in the country. Oh sure, it’s ‘nature’s rebirth’, a renewal of life … blah, blah, blah. To those of us in red dirt country, spring means one thing – mud.  At least it normally does. For the past several years, this part of the country has been in a terrible drought.  The last time it rained with any accumulation and regularity was almost 8 years ago.  I remember it Continue Reading

A Long Row to Hoe

At our place, it’s once again time to get the garden prepped and planted. Several years ago, we established a permanent garden spot, complete with raised beds that we built from reclaimed lumber and pallet boxes. We hauled in soil and fertilizer (read: manure from the corral), drew up detailed planting charts and diagrams and vowed that from that point on, our garden was going to produce enough to feed our growing family and provide Continue Reading