Thanksgiving is over. It always seems surprising to me because of such build up to Thanksgiving and for all the work that goes into the one big meal. It is definitely one of my favorite meals of the year, how can it not be with all those delicious dishes! My favorite part of the big meal though? The leftovers. I’m sure that you all have been eating leftovers for … [Read more...] about Beyond the Leftovers – Turkey Stock & Turkey Pot Pie
This post contains affiliate links which means if you make a purchase through one of these links I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting Townsend House! Food preservation – is it something that you ever think about? Growing up in Maine, and with a mother who had a very large garden, putting up food was something that was always done, jams … [Read more...] about Easy Ways to Preserve the Harvest
I’m always amazed at the new growth after a week. And last week I did my garden tour a little later than I had originally planned, so it hasn’t been a full week, but the changes are noticeable. The first change that I noticed this weekend was the arrival of my day lilies. These flowers were planted here when we bought the house (all the flowers were, thankfully!). I love … [Read more...] about A Garden Tour – Week Three
I know I have mentioned *many* times about how we did not have a garden last year. Because of that, I feel like I need to come up with a plan for 2016. I had wanted to start seeds indoors, but that hasn’t happened. That leaves me with starting some seeds in the ground, and buying some seedlings from the green house and from the farmers’ market. How do you decide what to … [Read more...] about Garden Planning – Where do I Start?
When I first started planning out this homeschool year, I thought themes would be a great way to give the kids a direction for monthly projects. Monthly projects are something that I have wanted to do with the kids for a while now, but we have never been able to give it the attention that I wanted. I always want to give freedom to the kids in what they are learning and working on, and … [Read more...] about September Theme – Apples
My garden is not doing so well. I have planted exactly zero. I am lucky that I have kale growing out there (apparently it re-seeded itself last fall), and then I have strawberries growing and of course my rhubarb plants are doing extremely well. It is probably good that I haven’t planted anything yet though, since it is a lovely 44 degrees out right now. While there are … [Read more...] about Preserving Rhubarb