How We Spent Our Sunday

When we first moved onto the new homestead, we discovered an unwelcome surprise. Now, I’m not going to name names, But I am going to take a stand and say, leaving a boat load of trash behind when you leave a property is…. a lot of negative bad things. I don’t really like to be…

Chicken Care 101- Spring Cleaning

Here at Gillis Gardens, we are big believers in preventative measures for maintaining good flock health. Part of that is a bi-annual coop cleaning. As I have mentioned before in my Winterize Your Chickens Blog, we use the deep litter method to help keep our girls home warm in the coldest of Northern Maine winter….

SELL ALL THE THINGS!

I hate clutter. I hate holding on the things, broken or unused, gathering dust on some shelf that I can’t reach without a step stool. I hate having to move these stupid clutterie things, to get to other things like Christmas decorations, or put away old baby stuff(which, is technically, more clutter). I REALLY, REALLY…

Freezing and Jamming with Blueberries

We could be considered odd for this, but we only can food at night. It’s hot, sweaty, steamy work and doing it in the heat of a Maine August day is silly to us. So we wait til about 9 pm, a while after the sun has gone down, and the heat of the day…

Blueberry leaves are like glitter

We are done winnowing the berries. It took about a hour per box, and my wonderful hubby had to set up our winnower on our back porch so he could work thru a rainstorm, but it’s done. The upside, we can move on to the next phase in cleaning them. The downside, I will be…