Suburban Homesteading


Thinking about starting a vegetable garden, but not quite convinced yet? Let me give you a nudge with my top 12 reasons to start a garden | www.donnaberlanda.com |
Thinking about starting a vegetable garden, but not quite convinced yet? Let me give you a nudge with my top 12 reasons to start a […]

12 Reasons to Start a Garden




Give new life to old T-shirts by turning them into T-shirt yarn | step-by-step tutorial | www.donnaberlanda.com |
Give new life to old T-shirts by turning them into yarn! T-shirt yarn is durable, can be machine washed and dried, doesn’t shrink, and best of all […]

How to Make T-Shirt Yarn




Here's a list of uncommon gifts to fit any budget, and gifts that are sure to be loved and used every season.
Buying uncommon gifts for serious gardeners is hard – especially if you aren’t into gardening yourself. Being an experienced gardener myself, I pulled together a list […]

Uncommon Gifts for Serious Gardeners


Lysimachia clethroides, commonly known as gooseneck loosestrife, is pretty; grows well in the shade; and makes for a great cut flower | www.donnaberlanda.com |
Lysimachia clethroides, commonly known as gooseneck loosestrife, is pretty; grows well in the shade; and makes for a great cut flower | www.donnaberlanda.com |

Growing Gooseneck Loosetrife



Chive blossom vinegar is easy to make and gives salads a subtle onion flavour | www.donnaberlanda.com |
The clumps of chives in the herb garden will flower soon, and I will be using them to make chive blossom vinegar. This gorgeous pale […]

Chive Blossom Vinegar


Flowering annuals are a perfect addition to any garden, and here are 10 that are easy to grow | www.donnaberlanda.com |
Flowers are a great addition to any garden! Here are 10 easy to grow annuals guaranteed to brighten up every corner of your yard. Across […]

10 Easy to Grow Annuals



Did you know that you can easily bake your own bread - for less than a dollar a loaf?
Nothing beats the taste of homemade bread. And the smell of it baking? Mmmmmm. Did you know that you can easily bake your own bread – […]

The Easy Way to Bake Your Own Bread




Late winter through early spring is the time for starting seeds indoors! | www.donnaberlanda.com
Here in in southern New England, late winter through early spring is the time for starting seeds indoors! My first priority is to get some vegetable […]

Starting Seeds Indoors




Guide to buying your first sewing machine
Sewing machines look complicated, don’t they?  And the prices can range from under $100 to thousands of dollars.  Choosing your first machine can be confusing, […]

A Guide to Buying Your First Sewing Machine




How to make yogurt in 5 easy steps | www.donnaberlanda.com
Believe it not, it’s super easy to make yogurt! I started making my own yogurt when I was in high school. Back then, the method I […]

How to Make Yogurt in 5 Easy Steps


If you eat a lot of fruit like I do, you are going to end up with a ton of peels. Don’t toss them out! There are […]

Great Uses for Citrus Peels