• Life,  Recipes

    Fall Harvest + Honey Roasted Carrots

    When I started my garden, I was very nervous about my carrots. I knew I was planting them much closer together than even raised bed recommendations (which are already¬†much closer together than traditional beds). I also knew that the soil in my raised bed was very rocky, which could cause the carrots to split and grow improperly. It was not an ideal planting situation. With that said, I could not be happier with my carrot harvest! Yes, I did have some splits and some oddly shaped carrots that grew around rocks. Overall, my carrots were a bit smaller than I hoped, which is probably due to them being a bit…

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    Animals of Benedicite

    I’ve never thought of myself as a “cat person.” I’m actually allergic to them, so I’ve always kept my distance in general. But I have to say, I’ve really fallen head over heels in love with our kittens! When we first brought our barn cats home, we kept them in an “acclimation pen.” The experts say to keep them contained in a pen or cage for 4 or 5 weeks inside of the barn, to help them learn that it is their home and help them adjust to all the sights, sounds, people, and animals that come through. During this phase, we visited them several times a day to play…