A home full of chickens.

Chickens have always been an important part of our lives here at Our Little Red House. When my son was a little boy my husband went out and purchased chickens for our son to care for. He loved going out early in the morning to check for eggs, to make sure they had food and…

In the garden…things are getting dry out there.

“ Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” Napoleon Hill If you ever get the urge to visit Phoenix Arizona, skip the month of July. You know, now that I think about it…just skip these next three months. July is the first month for all us regular locals still stuck here, where…

 In the garden- time for art

Phoenix survival tip: Drink plenty of water and repeat to yourself: ” The cost of living is low and the Winters are spectacular.”   June in our garden has been a little intense. Too many hot days. Then around my husband’s birthday (June 8th) we had a cold front come in for a couple of…

In the garden…the heat is on.

 Now we are trying to protect what we have from burning up out there. This is why we have to cover our potatoes. They are actually growing and surviving now that they have been covered. This month was about getting ready for the extreme heat headed our way. All wooden items in the garden have…

5 DIY gifts for mom from your garden.

“ Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” Mother Teresa This one is for all those wonderful women out there who love, encourage, teach, take care of, mentor, and protect all living things from harm. You don’t have to have a child to be a…

 In the garden- out with the old, in with the new.

“ Winds of March, we welcome you. There is work for you to do. Work and play and blow all day. Blow the winter cold away.” Unknown Here in Phoenix we get ready for Spring early. We don’t really have a Winter in our city, not a real one anyway. We will have some nights…

Dollar day do overs-pretty mugs for garden herbs

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone.   St. Patrick’s Day blessings to you all. Wishing you… A heart free of sadness, A mind free of worries, A life full of gladness, A body free of illness, and A spirit full of God’s blessings. Have a blessed St. Patrick’s Day! Well, you all know I have not…

In the Garden- February flowers and tiny raindrops.

“ We may think we are nurturing our garden, but of course it’s our garden that is really nurturing us.” Jenny Uglow Okay, not complaining or anything but I’m not used to rain here in the city. Don’t get me wrong, I love it, but it is starting to feel like every time I have…

In the garden-January is a messy month.

Okay, my garden is a mess and not a little mess either. This month has had moments of cold(Arizona cold that is) and at the beginning of the month everything was wet from the rain we got for Christmas. In Arizona it’s always a nice change when we get rain, but we are so spoiled…