June 19th Aquaponics & Turkeys on homestead






I love what our family has built from the ground up. We are finally harvesting from our aquaponics grow beds. Our baby turkeys are now outside and beginning to gobble. Our homestead is a dream come true for us. Check out our videos below. (made on a REALLY hot day in northern AZ. We actually […]




Friday, June 19th, 2015

Quite contrary, how does your garden grow?






It’s been several weeks since we posted any progress on our garden and I am pleased to announce that we are growing right along. Of the seeds that we planted directly in the ground, the peas, spinach, lettuce, radishes, and turnips are all doing GREAT. The munchkins can’t wait to eat right from the garden. […]




Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Garden/Gardening Tips – Write planting date on seed packages






I love buying and trying new seeds… When I buy them, normally in bulk, I always write my outdoor date on the package. It is easier for later planting is you know exactly when they can go in the ground in your area! Mazy’s is carrying First Family Seed Buckets too!!! CLICK HERE.  




Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Summertime Foods – Saving your herbs






Summertime is such a great time to not only grow your own gardens with vegetables but also herbs to use in your kitchen! I have a pretty large herb selection in my garden as well. I store all of my bulk herb that I dehydrated in quart sized mason jars. I have them each labeled […]




Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Summertime Activities for Kids… Gardening






I have several friends who are always asking me, “Kris, what do you do with your kids in the summer time. You have so many, how do you keep them entertained?? ” First off, if the Sun is out… then the TV is OFF!This is something that I implemented years ago. I don’ t want […]




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