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Blueberry Picking

Nothing better than standing around the old blueberry bush with your grandfather and great grandfather picking blueberries

Jessica’s Garden: Keeping Busy with Homemade Gifts

Even at 38-weeks pregnant, Behnke's blogger, Jessica, is constantly on the move. Check out her handmade gifts for the upcoming holiday season and try out her recipe for a Lemongrass Tea Blend.

Jessica’s Garden: The Little Blue Ghost

Click to read about how Jessica experienced Halloween anew through the eyes of her young son, Grayson. Also included: her delicious recipe for Roasted Pumpkin and Apple Soup.

Jessica’s Garden: Homegrown Chili

With the weather cooling down, it's time for warm, hearty food! Get Jessica's recipe for chili using homegrown ingredients.

Jessica’s Garden: Better Late Than Never

The tomato season started off fairly disappointing for us this season. I had prepared myself for a let-down. I feared we'd only have enough to keep us going through eating them fresh. However, although our plants are beginning to show…

Jessica’s Garden: Prolonging the Harvest

It's hard to believe that we are already well into the month of August. Before we know it, leaves will be changing colors.  While some fruits and vegetables in the Summer garden (like squash and potatoes) may be dwindling, others…

Jessica’s Garden: Pickling: An Easy Method of Preserving

During the Summer and Fall, when garden bounty is fresh, I tend to do an equal if not greater amount of pickling versus other canning methods.  Fruit and veggies intended for jams and jellies can be prepped during the harvest…

Jessica’s Garden: Feeling the Blues with Blueberries

  The end of the local strawberry season brings the beginning of one of our family's favorites-- blueberry season. Store-bought blueberries pale in comparison to farm fresh or homegrown.  From years of working on a pick-your-own farm in my teens…

Jessica’s Garden: First Harvest — Hard Work Pays Off

I'm calling it official—we have had our first harvest out of the summer garden by my standards. For many weeks, we have been able to harvest fresh herbs abundantly and the cutting garden started flowering around two weeks ago.  But…

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