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we are about 90% complete with putting in our 2017 garden. we worked our butts off this past weekend getting everything tilled up (thank God for my dad’s tractor) and getting the soil ready. i picked up all my plants from the greenhouse up the road who so graciously started my seeds for me. knowing […]

New Farmhouse Garden

Farm & Garden

my garden is so confused as to what it’s supposed to be doing right now. usually we are averaging low to mid 70’s and it cools down to the 50’s at night. lately it’s been mid to upper 80’s and the night temperature is 60 degrees. needless to say the garden is going crazy still. […]

early fall garden

Farm & Garden

the weatherman actually used the term “oppressive” this morning when describing the humidity for this week. he wasn’t kidding. it’s literally sticky outside (and inside because we have all the windows open). this is about the only time i wish we had air conditioning. i can tolerate heat but it is when the air is […]

late summer flowers

Farm & Garden

let me just start this out by saying it is amazing how recipes that are filled with veggies can turn fattening in a hurry. in a real hurry. even if it’s good fat. it’s a lot of fat. i learned my lesson with my fitness pal (now that i’m attempting to log things again) that […]

favorite recipes from the garden

Food & Beverage

the garden is in full late summer (cry) functioning mode. the veggies are out of control (so are the weeds) the flowers are waist high, and i find something ripe for the picking every time. while i’m sad to see summer on her way out ( our what is supposed to be, it’s going to […]

garden update

Farm & Garden

for the love of all that is holy. IS IT TIME TO GARDEN YET! i am so sick of nurturing seedlings and honestly i killed a few..whoops. but circle of life only the strong survive. meaning only the ones who survive when i forgot to water them a few days in a row. i am […]

favorite sources for garden information

Farm & Garden

ok so we have a foot of snow on the ground and it is supposed to be 60 degrees by wednesday. michigan, you’re killing me smalls!!! i don’t have just a case of spring fever… i have spring flu, fever, mumps i. can’t. handle it. anymore. my seed catalogs are all in and are full […]

garden stuff

Farm & Garden

so many of you have inquired about starting a flower garden so i thought i would do a little write up on how i started my (first) official flower garden. in the past i have stuck to more bulb type flowers (dahlias and glads) but i had always admired my friend danns amazing array of […]

how to start a flower garden

Farm & Garden

gardening is my relatively inexpensive (except when i go seed/plant crazy) seasonal stress relief. i love that after a long day of work i can go out to my garden and create something beautiful and nutritional. this year my garden is new to me. back in byron center i had the same beds for the […]

i’d like to check you for ticks

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I'm abigail albers

Wife and mother, antique shopper, entrepreneur, gardener, sheep lady, sequin enthusiast and your Midwest Martha Stewart Wannabe. 

I am collector of collections and hobbies and I’m so excited to share them all with you here on my little slice of the internet. 

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