Quick and Easy Marinated Tomatoes

Tomato season is in full swing, and it's time for some great tomato recipes! Growing tomatoes is one of my favorite parts of the summer season. I feel like I start planning my garden for the next year, as soon as the previous year is done! Every year I try to grow different types of tomatoes. Learning about all of the different varieties of heirloom tomatoes is so great! This year I really focused on purple, and orange tomatoes in our garden as well as “tiny tomatoes” like the Spoon Tomatoes! We also decided for the second year in a row to grow our garden in 5 gallon buckets. What started as an activity during the wild 2020 year, turned into our favorite way of gardening! Super easy, no ...

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Inside The Nest Episode 6 – A Sweet Trip!

Today we are talking candy! In this episode, we take a break from the farm and share all about some of our favorite childhood candy treats! What treat takes you back to childhood? You can listen to Inside the Nest on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and More! Consider supporting Inside the Nest, your support allows us to continue to share our adventures with all of you. We so appreciate it! Interested in being a guest on Inside the Nest? Drop us a message at jess@ourwrensnest.com ...

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Mint Coffee Hand Scrub

Pamper your hard working hands with this quick DIY scrub! Between all the gardening, tending to the flock, and other farm chores, by this time of year our hands are in need of a little bit of love. Ok a lot of bit of love! This mint coffee hand scrub recipe is so easy to make, and you can easily find the ingredients around your house. What we like about this scrub is we can use some of the fresh mint we have growing in the garden. A few years ago, we planted the cutest little mint plant, and it has REALLY grown. Mint can take over an area quick! Needless to say, we are have plenty of fresh mint and love to use it in recipes! Gather Your Ingredients To make this scrub, start by ...

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Inside the Nest Episode 5 – Mighty Microgreens!

Inside the Nest is back! Yay! In this episode we talk about our adventure in learning about and growing microgreens. Microgreens are easy to grow mighty little plants. The investment is small, and the journey of finding your favorite microgreens is so fun! Listen for some tips and tricks for starting your own microgreen growing adventure!  Our favorite microgreens include - Peas, Beets, Kohlrabi, Basil, and Leaf Lettuce. We love growing in Coconut Coir, and hydroponically with Biostrate. Check out True Leaf Market for everything you need to get started with growing microgreens! You can listen to Inside the Nest on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and More! ...

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Quick Egg Muffins!

A Quick and Easy Make Ahead Breakfast! The ladies in our coop have been so busy and we have so many eggs! Here is another egg recipe we love to make with our farm fresh eggs. Having breakfasts made ahead of time are so great, especially during the busy summer time! This recipe is also perfect if you are having company. A compact, delicious breakfast! Did you know there are many benefits to eating the humble egg. Not only are eggs delicious they are little powerhouses for energy and nutrients! Eggs are rich in vitamin D and B12, Omega 3’s and are a good source of folate. Eggs are also an excellent source of good, quality protein. Natural energy, that’s such a bonus! Eggs are ...

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Concrete Hand Succulent Planter

Display your favorite succulent in a planter that is easily "handmade" ! If you are anything like me, you have a serious plant addiction and you need a unique planter to go with all those plants! I’ve been known to adopt one too many plants from local nurseries! From kitchen plants to tropical plants (yes in Ohio) I have quite the collection. I’m always looking for fun and interesting ways to display my plants. Homemade and recycled planters are the best! The more unusual the better! A simple but very unique planter to make is a concrete hand planter. This planter is good for plants like air plants, and also succulents. I like to use a combination of succulents and moss with this ...

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Strawberry Hanging Basket!

Grow some strawberries easily in a hanging basket! May is such a fun time of year! The temperatures are starting to warm up, and garden prep is in full swing! We start to dream of fresh vegetables, and delicious strawberries! Over the last few years we have really found a love for different types of container gardening. From 5 gallon buckets to grow bags, we have quite the variety in our garden. Although we do have a large raised bed garden as well, the plants in our containers always seem to do so much better! There are a few plants that we found quickly we don’t have a ton of space for, and one of those plants is strawberries. We absolutely loved the idea of fresh grown ...

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Make-Ahead Duck Egg Omelets!

A quick and easy make-ahead breakfast! Spring is a busy time on the farm! Between gardening, cleaning, building, and incubating new flock friends, we are on the move quite a bit. During the Spring the chickens and ducks really ramp up their egg-laying! We have eggs both, duck and chicken, just about everywhere in the coop!  Duckie and Brownie Our ducks are excellent layers. We currently have 2 ducks that are laying, and recently added 3 more ducks to the flock. Duckie and Brownie believe that they rule the flock, and you better not get in the way of their treats!  Duckie, a White Crested Duck, was hand-raised by us, and has a big personality. Brownie, a Khaki Campbell duck, ...

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Perfect Pickled Eggs!

A Sweeter Take on Pickled Eggs! Today we are talking about pickled eggs. Wait, don't go! Poor pickled eggs sometimes don’t get any respect! With the proper recipe, pickled eggs can be such a great treat. We started making pickled eggs a few years ago when the chickens started laying a ton of eggs in the Spring. We tried a few different recipes, and some did not taste good at all. Some recipes had too much vinegar, and others just tasted plain yucky. We were determined to find the perfect recipe! As I usually end up doing I started to combine my favorite ingredients and make my own recipe. This recipe we finally found we just loved is actually called “Perfect Pickled Eggs” in my ...

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Ice Cream – From Bananas?!

Learn How To Make a Cool Treats Using Bananas! A quick scoop of ice cream is such a tasty treat. Ever get that taste for ice cream and realize you have no ice cream in your freezer? AH! Don’t worry though there is a quick treat you can make to satisfy your craving and all you need is bananas. Yes, bananas! Banana ice cream is the perfect treat! Banana ice cream is not a new recipe and there are many different ways to create your own banana ice cream! We are sharing our favorite way to make banana ice cream. Supplies Needed To get started all you need is 3-4 ripe bananas, 1-2 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream, a food processor (or blender), an ice cream maker (we are using our ...

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