So the other night before bed, I watched a mouse run into my room right past my feet. A normal sight here. The cats love to bring mice up from the basement and let them loose as a game of, well, cat and mouse.. So in my room the mouse went.. I brought the big … Continue reading Three cats VS one mouse
As the first frost last month took my flowers in my cut garden away, and the flowers I had picked that were inside started to die off, my grandmother seen my dying flowers and told me that it was time to collect seeds. Something I knew NOTHING about! I have heard and read about people … Continue reading Seed saving 101
Frame fixed, check. Frame secured, check! Tent on? Check! Finally, the tent has been patched, pulled over the frame, and secured to the ground! I HAVE A GREENHOUSE! I used cinder blocks to strap the tent to the ground, and then cut some logs to run across the bottom of the greenhouse to keep the … Continue reading Greenhouse; A working project (Part Three)
To save money, we weren't planning on turning out furnace on until November first. As the nights grew steadily colder, and the house became increasingly cold (at one point the thermostat said 40° inside!), we broke down and decided it was best to turn the furnace on. Only trouble was, it wasn't turning on! So, after … Continue reading Ways to keep warm (when the furnace goes out)
After the fiasco of the wind blowing my poor greenhouse away in the spring, I wasn't taking ANY chances! This thing was going to stay weather it liked it or not! After getting the frame up, I needed a way to make it STAY! I decided on cinder blocks again, only this time, underground. It … Continue reading Greenhouse; A working project (Part 2)
This past weekend, I've been updating my homesteading binder, and was happy at all the new things I've added this year to the property. Three things in particular, that have made all the difference this year with yard work, were added to the homestead this year: 1. My new tractor mower. Boy did this … Continue reading Homestead helpers
Pinterest, is like my own personal assistant. Weather I'm planning my garden, looking for new projects to do, or just want to look up Harry Potter stuff, Pinterest is the best place to do so! I have many boreds, some for homesteading, some for the more geeky side of me. I've found most of my … Continue reading My Pinterest..