Spring on the Homestead

As the last two weeks of Spring show the promise of this year in full bloom, I thought I would share the beauty of my homestead with you all..  The flowers are looking better then ever as the heat of summer starts to show us that summer is truly near.  Spring clothes gets swapped out … Continue reading Spring on the Homestead

Seeds are up! (Part 2)

The seed planting and growing continues inside, as the temperatures outside stay around freezing.  (It snowed the other day!) One of the plants I worried about most over this frigid spring has been my peppers, which I've been told needed a hotpad (by both people and books) to get the seeds to grow.  I've had … Continue reading Seeds are up! (Part 2)

If the boots fit..

This has been a busy week..!  My family came into town this week and I spent most of the week over at my parents house helping them clean up their property.  When I wasn't at my parents property helping them (and getting all dirty), I was out with my boyfriend, or running errands that needed … Continue reading If the boots fit..

Seed starting and seed experimentations

So I decided to do something risky this year with my gardens..  So many new things are being tried and tested this year, and one of those things is using nothing but seeds to start everything with! No buying already grown transplants at the local store, no letting my grandmother buy flowers to transplant into … Continue reading Seed starting and seed experimentations

You know you’re a homesteader when:

You know you're a homesteader when:     You have more work clothes than dress clothes ~ You're more excited about seed catalogs than current event magazines ~ You'd rather be doing yard work than sitting inside all day  ~ ANIMALS decide how early you get up ~ 30 minutes to the nearest store is … Continue reading You know you’re a homesteader when:

Seed saving 101

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

Greenhouse; A working project (Part Three)

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)