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Exploring Mediterranean Herbs & Native Oklahoma Perennials at Prairie Wind Nursery

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I had a great opportunity to spend some time with Bill Farris at Prairie Wind Nursery in Norman, Oklahoma recently. I learned a lot about cooking herbs and native Oklahoma plants that do well in our extreme conditions and am excited to share what we learned! Bill has been specializing in Mediterranean herbs and native perennials for nearly 30 years and is full of great information. 

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Overcoming Anxiety & Depression Through Work/Life/Farm Balance (Recorded Presentation)

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This is a recording of a short talk I gave at OKC-Sharp this week about anxiety, depression, and how I’ve adjusted my working habits to help keep them in check. Thank you to StarSpace46 and Techlahoma Foundation for providing a platform to talk about a topic that’s very important to me. Please feel free share with anyone you think might benefit from hearing this!

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Heat Loving Cilantro Alternatives for Summer! (with Bill Farris from Prairie Wind Nursery)

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We spent some time with Bill Farris at Prairie Wind Nursery in Norman, Oklahoma over the weekend and learned a lot of great information! This clip talks about cilantro alternatives that you can grow once all your cilantro bolts and goes to seed in the heat of summer. We have a lot more footage from our tour that we’re going through now and we’re excited to share everything we learned! Stay tuned and sign up […]

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How to Freeze Green Beans!

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When we start getting more green beans than we know what to do with, we start to prepare some for freezing so we can have a stash built up for the winter time when we do not have a fresh supply coming in. This simple process is how we make it so we always have green beans all year round. Items you will need: Large pan of boiling water Large bowl of ice water Green […]

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How We Automatically Water the Children’s Home Garden with Drip Irrigation

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I spent a few hours building a drip irrigation system for the children’s home garden (click here to read more about the children’s home garden project) the day before our Florida trip last month. Ironically, it rained most of the time and I wasn’t able to get a lot of video. I went back out there today to talk about the drip irrigation system and why I think it’s better than my PVC system I […]

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Zucchini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

When Dale first mentioned trying zucchini grilled cheese, I thought that he was a little crazy! It definitely did not sound super appetizing to me in the beginning. I decided I would give it a try one day when we were craving grilled cheese sandwiches, but we were out of our homemade bread. This easy lunch recipe was super fast and I was so surprised by how amazing it tasted! We ate it several more […]

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The Instant Pot is on Sale!

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“Why do you need an instant pot?” This was the exact question that I asked my husband about 2 years ago now. I thought it would simply be a fad and a waste of money! I have found that this was a terrific investment that I still use 2 years later at least once a week. We even loved our small one so much we bought a bigger one too!  One of my most favorite […]