Video: Picking Blackberries

Picking Blackberries @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Our home sits on top of a small mountain, overlooking the small town of Harlan. We have a large yard, about an acre and a half total, but most of it is front yard since our house is situated so that our back windows overlook the valley below. I'm so excited about all of the fruit that's growing this year! Picking Blackberries Since most of our property is front yard, that's where most of our fruit trees and berries are planted. I've been watching our apple tree the last few weeks, quite … [Read more...]

The Big List of Ideas for Gardening with Kids

The Big List of Ideas for Gardening with Kids @ AVirtuousWoman.org

I've never had a spectacular garden. But I work at it every year. And some years the garden has looked wonderful! Despite the fact that I'm not a master gardener and I still have a lot to learn, I still love working with my kids in the garden. My kids are getting older. The youngest is 11 years old already! This week, now that the snow has melted away and the ground has warmed up a bit, we started preparing our raised beds for seeds, starting with Alaska Peas. It's an exciting time and my … [Read more...]

Ideas for Spring and Easter

Ideas to Celebrate Spring | A Virtuous Woman

I woke up this morning to sunshine... something that's been severely lacking in my neck of the woods... all winter long. And the weather. Oh, it feels like spring! I love spring time. My yard fills with blooms, we like to do school outside on blankets, we can enjoy riding the horses again. As Easter or (as I prefer to call it) Resurrection Day approaches, I thought it would be fun to share some great resources with you that you can use this Spring to celebrate all that He has done for … [Read more...]

Stocking Up

8 Items to Stock Up {Preparing Your Home for Emergencies} @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Family Preparedness You can find the rest of the series here. I recently read a poll that suggested parents are doing very little to educate and prepare their families in the even of an emergency. And this info graphic shows what parents are or aren't doing to prepare. So, this week I'll be sharing ideas on how you can prepare your family for a crisis, national disaster, weather emergency, or economic collapse. Today, I'm sharing my Basic List of supplies to stock up on - because you just … [Read more...]

Square Foot Garden Planner

This free printable Square Foot Garden Planner will help you organize your garden this year! @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Are you planning your garden? This morning as I was thinking about planning the "grid" for my Square Foot Garden and decided to create some planner pages to help me in my nearly overwhelming task. You can download my planner below!  Square Foot Gardening Square Foot Gardening is the easiest way to get started with a garden in your back {or front yard}. You can buy the All New Square Foot Gardening book on Amazon.com - I own it and love the method! [Tweet "Download this #FreePrintable Square … [Read more...]