Posts by Katie Ketelsen
Congratulations on your successful season and the win for Better Home and Gardens readers’ favorite home farm!
the 2nd and 3rd place runners-up, who also did a fabulous job on their home farms this year!
This April-Better Homes and Gardens and Triscuit challenged three bloggers to grow their own home farm this year–for the first time–and let us tag along through their struggles and successes.
We watched as Peabody efficiently used the small space on her balcony to supply a meal throughout the season.
Catherine wisely enlisted the help from her family to build a raised bed for her residential home farm.
And Annie learned quickly how to out-smart her surrounding wildlife within her rural setting.
From now until August 31st we’d like you to vote for your favorite home farm! Here’s a look back at each blogger’s home farm:
It’s the year to grow your own grub! And if you’ve never harvested your own vegetables, you’re in good company. We’ve recruited three bloggers for our Home Farming Triscuit Challenge to share with us their journey in gardening with vegetables for the first time. Follow along here weekly to stay up-to-date on their gardening tricks and techniques or find advice on Better Homes and Gardens.
Meet Our Home Farming Bloggers
Catherine Davis is a 28 year old work at home mother to three children living in the rural town of Chatham, IL – in the heart of farming country. Together, Jonathan (husband) and Catherine are raising their 9 year old son Mattison, 4 year old daughter Kaydence and 2 year old daughter Emmaleigh to enjoy small town living and experience home farming as a way to provide fresh vegetables for the family meals. Although Catherine grew up with parents that grew tomatoes every summer, she has little home farming experience herself. Catherine hopes to be able to provide fresh, organic vegetables that can be brought from the garden to the family dinner table.
As a social media mom, Catherine is the author of 3KidsandUs.com, a personal blog where she shares her love of parenting, home-style cooking and great product finds for families.
Peabody Rudd has run the baking and pastry blog, Culinary Concoctions by Peabody since June 2005.
She is a former math and science teacher who now substitute teaches and runs her blog. For fun she plays ice hockey and is captain of her Men’s (yes, she plays with guys) league hockey team.
Peabody lives north of Seattle, WA in a two bedroom apartment with her lovable goofball cocker spaniel.
Peabody has a self proclaimed black thumb, even killing a cactus that someone once gave her. She has grown some herbs successfully before but is out to prove that you can have a usable garden in even the smallest of patios and spaces.
Annie Shultz is a small town Kansas girl, living on 20 acres in the Kansas woods with her carpenter husband. She graduated with a journalism degree and decided to stay home with her 3 young children – Lizzie (4 yrs), David (2 yrs) and Lucy (4 months). She blogs from her small town home near Wamego, Kansas, about life with such young children so close in age. Her passion has always been writing and connecting with others and she found the perfect marriage in her blog, Mama Dweeb. Last year was her first year gardening and she learned quickly what pigs deer can be. This year her carpenter husband will be building a tall fence!