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Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children (OBHC) Spring Garden Update

As I wrote about in an earlier post about why we started From Seed to Spoon, the Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children garden is a very special project to us. I used to drive to myself crazy thinking and reading about the news and trying to keep up with everything going on the world. I gave all that up and now dedicate that time towards things like this website, our own gardens, and helping others grow food. […]

Planting Tomatoes

Planting and Mulching Tomatoes with Mary

We’ve been planting tomatoes over the past month and Mary wanted to help me get the last few in the ground. Then we came back through the next day and mulched them to help with water retention. We should have plenty of tomatoes if all goes well!

Planting Beans

Planting Bush Beans and Protecting Them from Insects

We moved out “raised beds on legs” over to the east side of the house so they’ll be shaded from the afternoon sun. We planted 4 rows of beans in each using the square foot gardening spacing of 9 per square foot. After planting them, we moved our PVC dome’s over and replaced the plastic sheeting with insect netting that’ll hopefully keep bugs out and provide a bit of a break from the sun as well. […]

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June 23, 2017
  • OOGA Monthly Meeting - Dale Spoonemore (From Seed to Spoon) – How We Converted Our Backyard into an Urban Food Farm

    June 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    OSUOKC Horticulture Building 400 N. Portland Oklahoma City, OK 73107 United States

    I will be presenting about how we converted our back yard into an urban food forest at the Oklahoma Organic Gardening Association meeting on June 23rd. See the link below for more information!

    http://www.okorganicgardening.org/event/dale-spoonemore-from-seed-to-spoon-how-we-converted-our-backyard-into-an-urban-food-farm/

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Who We Are

Hi! We’re Dale, Carrie, & family and we decided in spring of 2015 that we wanted to start growing most of the vegetables our family of 6 eats. It’s been an incredible journey and we’ve learned a lot along the way. We want to share what we’ve learned and show how we transformed our back yard into a completely self-sustainable food farm. Growing your own food doesn’t have to be difficult and we’re here to show how you can grow your own organic produce economically, efficiently, and sustainably.

Why We Grow

We originally wanted to start growing our own food so we could eat healthier and save money. However, we quickly discovered there are many more benefits. We’ve found that the food that comes out of our garden tastes better than what we typically find in the grocery store! We also love being able to walk into the back yard and harvest dinner each night. We’ve found that we eat much healthier when we have a constant supply of organic vegetables coming right from our own back yard. Here’s a blog post that talks about why we started “From Seed to Spoon”. 

What We’re Doing

We’re here to show you that it isn’t difficult to start growing your own food. Here’s a blog post that explains why we started this website. Check out our  blog  and see what we’re growing, how we’re preparing it, and how we’re preserving it for future use. Watch our  videos  to see how we’ve transformed our backyard into a food forest and learn how you can too!

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& more!

We wanted a place where we could blog about some of the ways we try to live a more natural and frugal lifestyle and the "& more!" section was born out of that idea. This is where we'll talk about how we make our own household products, how we manage cloth diapers, and other topics related to how we live.

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DIY Tick & Mosquito Prevention

If you’re anything like me, the thought of ticks makes my skin crawl. Unfortunately, it’s something we have to live with, especially in our situation when we are outside so often and go camping frequently. After a day of removing nearly 20 ticks from our small 10 pound dog (which led me to having nightmares all night), you could say that I was motivated to find a solution! We have experimented and researched all kinds […]

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Anxiety, Mindfulness, and How I Learned to Let Go of Fear

Note: I wrote the story below last year before we started the blog. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately and wanted to share. I’ve found mindfulness to be a key component to battling anxiety and depression and I hope this helps someone out there.  Last Christmas Eve we found out my wife Carrie was pregnant. Life couldn’t have been better. 14 days later I agonized in the hospital waiting room as the love […]

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This little girl saved my life

This was me in 2009 with my first daughter, Brooklyn. I lived on a fast food diet, never exercised, and dealt with numerous health issues as a result of my lifestyle. Her birth lit within me a fire within that still drives me today to live different. I felt like it wasn’t fair for me to commit to bringing a new life into the world if I’m not doing everything I can to take care […]

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