Hello, all. We are Kristyn and Ryan, a young married couple settling in to our new city, Atlanta. We have done a lot of moving over the past few years. Each time our garden ideas got a little bigger. This is where we talk about our love for gardening and everything that we do to live as close to the earth as possible. On an average day, you’ll find us digging in the garden, having a nerd fest at the city farmers’ market, hiking local trails, or finding something new to make, cook, or grow.


This little obsession has been a lifetime in the making. Growing up, my mom would drag me out to help her in the garden (gives me flash backs…mounds of peas), and I can still remember riding in the tractor eating my sandwich as a kid in ND. At an early age, Ryan’s folks had him in the garden showing him the ropes. It’s a passion that has been passed down many times. We like to think time spent caring for our crops and understanding the land keeps a smile on the faces of generations past. Because in a world that is full-throttle, all we want to do is slow down, enjoy a little more, and take it back to the roots literally.


Kickback and feel free to stay awhile as we touch on the past and continue to dive headfirst (as if there’s a choice 😉 ) into the future.



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    Pam Ellingham
    April 8, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Just found your site. Very helpful since I was given a big bag of tomatillos and had no idea what to do with them. Since it is just me and once I knew they make Salsa Verde, I wanted to freeze them. Your instructions were great. Then, I looked at your Salsa Verde recipe and I have a question. In the recipe, the tomatillos are roasted. I am assuming the recipe is using fresh tomatillos. What should I do when I am using frozen ones? Thanks again. I have subscribed to your newsletter. I really like the idea that someone just puts out there simple instructions and doesn’t try to get to high and mighty with me. I am not that good in the kitchen, so easy is my style. Thanks!

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      this natural dream
      April 26, 2016 at 10:01 pm

      Hi Pam, I’m so sorry to just now be responding to your message! We would thaw the tomatillos and proceed with roasting from there. I’m so glad you enjoy our style of instructions. I’m all thumbs when it comes to the kitchen, so simple and direct is right up my alley. I hope you continue to enjoy yourself here with us- thank you for your comment!


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        January 14, 2017 at 2:18 pm

        I’m interested in a copy of your “Save the Bees” Chart. Do you sell it? How much, and how large is it? Is it foldable?
        We have an Oklahoma State PEO Convention in 2018 that will be using a “Bee” theme. I thought this might be something everyone should want to know about.

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