How to Get Rid of Weeds

by Sandy Swegel That’s the question I hear most often in Spring. The question comes most often from my friends who are very smart and successful in busy lives.  Their garden is one aspect of their beautiful complicated lives but it’s always a challenge because it’s not easy to make nature conform to what you […]



By Sandy Swegel OMG I found the best show to binge watch!  No not a zillion episodes of an old sitcom from my youth. FarmHer is an internet-based show about women farming!  There are beautiful landscapes of Midwestern farms, and silly scenes of baby goats climbing all over the farmher.  Farmhers with good topsoil ground […]


How to Pick a Pea

By: Sandy Swegel How to pick which one to grow, that is. There are so many varieties of peas to choose from….which one shall we grow? Here are three peas with very good reasons to grow them. For snow peas, the generally accepted superior variety is “Oregon Sugar Pod II.” Research trials have documented that […]