M.I.Y: Foaming Hand Soap w/ Essential Oil

Want easy? Ok. I can do that. Sometimes it’s the little things that you take back that make you feel good. Especially the things that you use OFTEN, you get that nice little jolt of satisfaction each time you encounter it. With the frequency that we now wash our hands throughout each day… there’s no…

DBF’s Top 5 grows: #1 GARLIC

This is the first entry in our ‘Top 5 Grows’ series in which we hope to share some of our favorite produce that gets the best Use, Storage, Preservation AND UtIlity from a small scale garden here in New England (zone 5). Number 1 on our list is GARLIC. Honestly, there is NO comparison between…

Taking a Day vs. Not Recognizing the Need for Downtime

We all have them. The pity parties. The days where that pint of ice cream just whispers to you “Yessssssssssss, you’re an adult. ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFASSSSSSSSTTTT”. The days when the world knocks you back a bit and you say the phrase WTF more than you’d like as a desperate question to the Gods rather…

Outdoor Grow Season Prep: Greenhouse Setup

As a passionate gardener, you aggressively search for ways to improve year over year. That feeling of growing your own, taking back some of that ownership of your food sources or flowers or even beauty products (from oils, salves, soaps…) to the possibilities of finding a new income source through a product you can cultivate…

Waste Not: Quickie Spinach Mushroom Quiche

Half a tub of mushrooms left in that fridge? Check. Spinach in there, too (or in the freezer?) Check. MASSIVELY INCREASED EGG PRODUCTION? CHECK. OMG CHECK. Going from an egg or two every other day to 5-6 eggs a day once the days stretch out a bit is… alarming sometimes. There are ways to combat…