Gardening WORD SEARCH Puzzle Downloads

Word search puzzles relax and challenge the mind. Download this fun new word search and try to find: amendment, borage, chard, compost, germinate, herbs, kelp, mint, orach, perlite, pollinate, potato, soil, spinach, sunchoke and worms. FREE for a limited time. Or visit our eBookstore to see everything on sale today.   Read More

Homemade Doggie Banana Cupcake Treats

These are the most delicious, homemade dog treats that your dog will ever taste! They are sugar-free, grain-free, and contain no artificial sweeteners whatsoever. Many of the items in these nutritious dog treats are healthy replacements or organic ingredients that provide extra nutrients and necessary fats for your dog. For example, both coconut oil and Read More

Homemade Fossils – MADE EASY!

It’s easy to “mix up some Mesozoic” at home or at school!  Making homemade fossils is fun and addictive. We’ve got a simple recipe for creating rock-like relics sure to bring out the Paleontologist in everyone! Below you’ll find our cute video with basic instructions plus a list of materials and extra tips for success. Also Read More

Tourmaline Hunting

We had a lot of fun at the Himalaya Mine located at the base of Palomar Mountain in San Diego County. Unfortunately, we couldn’t enter the mine. It was still a blast searching through their tailings to find treasure. Check out our video of our day and the loot we brought home.  Tidbits About Tourmaline The Read More

Use Vinegar to Kill Weeds? – Plus a VIDEO

Weeds are a Pain! Despite all the blogs and websites that rave about vinegar killing weeds, it’s not a perfect solution. In fact, boiling water will kill weeds, sometimes better than vinegar. Vinegar dries out the leaves of weeds and makes them wilt. What it won’t do it kill the roots. If you’re still determined Read More

Recommended Music and Videos for Kids – Gogo Bonkers

Do you have a zanny side?  We hope so. Even if you’re not playing the spoons in your backyard right now, you’ll love Gogo Bonkers! Meet Treevor the Tree Spirit, Olagg the Ogre, mystical fairies and other fun characters. Their album ‘Love the Land’ is award-nominated and their nature-inspired, zanny and entertaining videos will make you Read More

Homemade Soft Pretzels with Herbs

Herbs are fun to experiment with and we hit a home run with these homemade pretzels. Click here for a printable recipe using no herbs. Makes 16-24 pretzels, several pretzel sticks and a dozen small pretzel bites GO AHEAD, FREEZE THE DOUGH!  You can freeze or refrigerate the dough. If this recipe is too much Read More

Dig your own Fossils in Wyoming and Utah

Get out the chisels! Love fossils? Delta, Utah and Kemmerer, Wyoming offer some of the best fossil diggin’ around. Warfield Feel like an paleontologist as you carefully separate layers of rock to find your own 55 million year old fossils at Warfield Fossils in Southern Wyoming. Bring gloves and glasses to protect your eyes. They provide the Read More

How to Make an Easy Bean Teepee

Kids will dig this home grown secret hiding place! It’s fun to put together and the anticipation from the young ones is priceless.   A bean teepee can be made in less than an hour if the ground is ready for planting, you’re not striving for perfection, and you have spare materials lying around. This one took a little extra time because Read More

The Crazy Things You Can Compost

Wowza – you’ve probably got a bunch of this stuff hanging around your house. Once used, it can be composted into soil amendment!  Top 5 Tips for the Best Compost Mix You can compost almost anything but meat, cheese and fatty/greasy foods. There are Brown (carbon-rich) materials and Green (nitrogen-rich) materials. You need both for the Read More

Deck the Halls Winter Gardening Song Lyrics

Happy Holidays My Friends! When it gets cold outside, we can still enjoy gardening, whether it’s preparing beds for spring, planting cold crops or planning what we’ll grow when the soil warms up. We got in the spirit by creating our own version of Deck the Halls, and included some dancing parsnips! Lyrics: Deck the Read More