Author: Kate Richards

What’s New, Pussycat?

What’s New, Pussycat?

It’s been an interesting year, that’s for sure, and I thought I’d give you all a little update. Haven’t been hanging around Farm and Foundry very much, because I’ve been spinning off in new directions. Mainly, I’m splitting my time between Drinking with Chickens and my art. This doesn’t mean I […]

Zen Fairy Garden

Zen Fairy Garden

Every day, I stare out my office window at this one weird little corner of the garden that backs up to the base of one of our deck supports. It’s kind of just a random little spot, and was always quite barren, and frankly, ugly. And it was stressing me […]

Vertical Herbs

Vertical Herbs

I have been kind of obsessed with vertical gardens ever since I got my hands on Chris McLaughlin’s Vertical Vegetable Gardening (Alpha Books). Afterall, we live on a small suburban lot with very limited gardening space, and a lot of fences and walls. My garden goals include eventually making as many of […]

Creating Floral Magic with Your Slow Market Flowers

Creating Floral Magic with Your Slow Market Flowers

Ahhhhh, grocery store flowers. Hello, my old nemesis, hello. It’s been awhile. Let’s back up here, a bit…why are grocery store flowers my…let’s be nice and say ‘frenemies’? Because they’re usually crap. The mixed bouquets are usually a bunch of filler and maybe one or two good blooms. And most of […]