Chirp Chirp! The sounds of spring! We are in the first year of starting a small farm, so we haven’t been as active here as we’d like to be. Our farm planning has taken up lots of time and it’s finally time to put those ideas into action! One of the first things we did this season was start our flock of chickens—we purchased more than 20 baby chicks and they are so cute! Continue reading
Learning to Love Radishes: Roasted Radishes
After the strong and record-breaking windstorm that rocked through Western and Eastern Washington, we had quite a fiasco on our hands at the farm. The hoop house built just this summer had ripped and broken in the strong gusts. Sadly, we had to pull all of the radishes that had been growing peacefully in the greenhouse and find a way to enjoy them. Having never experienced radishes cooked, rather only raw and chopped in salads, I decided to get creative and cook them in a variety of new ways. First up? Roasted Radishes. Continue reading
Introducing Lemon, Adventurous Beagle Puppy
The newest and most exciting thing to happen to us this fall is the arrival of our new puppy! His name is Lemon and he is a beagle, just like our other dog, Shiloh. Having gotten him at just 9 weeks old, we were in a bit over our heads with the housetraining, crate training and getting him to learn some basic commands. We’ve had him for about a month now and after some puppy training at our local vet, he is a happy and bubbly little presence in our home! Continue reading
One Year of Aquaberry Bliss!!
Here’s to the first birthday of Aquaberry Bliss! From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for reading and following along with our journey! So much has changed in this past year and we’ve come a long way; from acquiring a small natural farm, spending our first season at the farmer’s market, adopting a new puppy, learning more eco-friendly ways to live and traveling to tons of new and exciting places!
This first year of Aquaberry Bliss has helped us to process and enjoy the beautiful things in life, make intentional steps toward a future we are building with boundless happiness and to enjoy our community and the little things around us. Some highlights from this year:
Wonder of the World: Visiting Stonehenge
The Magic Beanstalk: Provider Bean in Winter
Rabbit Tracking on the Palouse
Hearty Ixtapa-Style Tortilla Soup
If Everyone Grew a Tiny Forest…
A Guide to Foraging Safety: 7 Tips
Vineyard Pruning at Wawawai Canyon
7 Benefits of a Walk in the Woods
Plant it Forward: The Power of Greensharing
Thank you again and we invite you to stay along for the journey; we are so excited to see where this life is headed!
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Elizabeth Adan is a Freelance Writer, Publicist and Explorer. Aquaberry Bliss is a unique outdoor lifestyle site dedicated to expanding your world and inspiring your creativity. When Elizabeth isn’t traveling, you’ll find her writing, hiking or gardening. Find Elizabeth on Twitter @stillaporcupine and on LinkedIn.
This Summer’s Sunflower Blooms
This summer at the farm, I got to enjoy thousands of sunflower blossoms. From flowers the size of dinner plates to ones with bright and unique colors, here are some of the best blooms of the year. Continue reading
An old Chinese proverb says: “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime”. But by learning aquaponics, the ability to feed an entire community a plethora of vegetables and fish products becomes possible. You’ll be able to feed a whole city. Continue reading
Buzz! Buzz! Standing in a Swarm of 60,000 Bees
Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!The sound of 60,000 swarming bees was loud in my ears and the hair on my arms was beginning to stand on end. I slowly took a couple of steps back, making sure not to make any harsh or quick movements. Jake had told me that the honeybees wouldn’t sting if I didn’t do anything to make them feel threatened. Since I am allergic to wasps, I was naturally afraid of these small insects flying around me in the air (their bites/stings are not the same). However, I quickly gained confidence and my fear melted away; the bees were friendly. Continue reading
Exciting! Our Produce is at the Local, Natural Grocery Store!
There’s nothing more exciting than producing something great and being able to sell it in a legitimate business location. As outdoor enthusiasts who like to shop locally and patron businesses with a strong connection to the local community, we like to visit places like the Moscow Co-Op. What’s even more exciting is they have been buying produce from our farm to sell in their store! Continue reading
Working the Saturday Farmer’s Market [Moscow, Idaho]
I worked at the Moscow, Idaho Farmer’s Market this weekend and it was so much fun! Helping Jake out at the Allan Family Farm booth, we arrived early and got to enjoy the vendor side of the farmer’s market and watch people set up, joke with other booth owners and get to know others in the community. Continue reading