#BeADoer

Summer 2018 #BeADoer ~ Falling In Love with Permaculture

by TAMERA DILLON My green thumb runs deep in my family roots; I was always out in the garden as a child with my mother and grandparents, and have managed to have various types and sizes of gardens wherever I’ve lived, even if it was a patio full of pots in my first apartment. I just love growing anything and everything. About six years ago, as I moved into a home with 40 acres to…


I Garden, I Am Not A Gardener

by RYAN MOEGGENBERG Our family is still learning to prioritize high quality, nutrient-dense food. It’s not something that we are all used to so there are trade-offs and slow changes in diet and taste. Marcee and I have full time jobs and two kids before producing HomeSpun. Producing our own food is important to us but we are limited due to renting our home. We have a Tower Garden inside, a few raised garden beds…


Spring 2018 #BeADoer ~ Tomato Success

by Barbara Phillips I had heard that growing tomatoes in my Central Oregon garden was going to be “challenging” or even “not worth it.” But after eleven years of fairly successful tomato harvests, this year (2017) was by far the best! I do not have a greenhouse, but even with minimal investments of time and resources, the tomatoes in my small 100 square foot garden space happily produced a crop that exceeded my expectations. Let…


Winter 2017 #BeADoer

We’ve all seen that article on the cover of virtually any magazine about homesteading, bushcraft or self-sufficiency. The headline reads something like, “See how one family in Iowa makes a living entirely off of one acre.” There will be a few pages about how they are completely self-sufficient, buying almost nothing at the grocery store while earning their entire salary through farmer’s markets and CSA’s. Then there is an aerial photo or drawing of their…


First Issue of HomeSpun Magazine

Thanks for picking up our first issue of HomeSpun Magazine! We are excited to bring you a collection of articles and information from Central Oregonians with passions for gardening and cooking nutritious food. In this issue, and in the future, we will be bringing you actionable information before you need it. No Thanksgiving recipes that need to be tested the week before Thanksgiving. No gardening planning in June when you should have ordered your seeds…


#BeADoer

#BeADoer Doer [doo-er] noun – a person who acts rather than merely talking or thinking.   Most people have jobs that are only a means to an end. If your end is only a weekend of lounging and resting you are wasting your free time away! We all have chores to do on the weekend, family and friends to visit, but what are you doing for you? Do it. Sitcoms don’t fulfill your life. Accomplishments…