Good News About Chocolate

Check out this handout I created about Theobromine–a phytonutrient abundant in chocolate. Theobromine–The Good News About Chocolate ‘Tis the season to overindulge. Instead of overindulging with coffee and chocolate, I propose a much healthier alternative.   If your body tolerates chocolate well (it can be iffy for some folks with autoimmune diseases,) then here is … Continue reading Good News About Chocolate

A Really Good Day

50’s outside meant 70’s in the high tunnel and plenty to harvest.  What a wondrous day for the last day of January.  Once I got done with my have-to’s in the AM, I made an executive decision to ignore my need-to’s in the house and spend a few hours working in the high tunnel and the garden. … Continue reading A Really Good Day

The Year in Review

It’s been a memorable and mostly good year here at Small Wonder Farm.  Here are some of the highlights (click on the links throughout and you will see all the posts on that topic): It was our first spring and summer growing in the high tunnel.   Verdict–those poor souls growing in flat open ground are to be pitied.  Raised beds … Continue reading The Year in Review

The Larder

Definition of larder according to Merriam Webster dictionary: 1: a place where food is stored : pantry 2: a supply of food Larder.  I like this word.  It seems to encompass the idea of a real food supply.  Today, pantry most often means a few shelves of boxed mixes and canned foods.  A larder is food security.  A larder gets you … Continue reading The Larder

New Seeds for a New Year

Temps went over 60 today and Lily and I took advantage of the strange weather to uncover all the high tunnel beds, tear out spent crops (careful to save green plants for the chickens), seed new crops, and water.  What a wonderful way to spend the last day of the year.  Lillian put her new … Continue reading New Seeds for a New Year