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


College, Facebook, and Gardens. Oh my!

Wow, what a long week it's been...  It's day two of June, and I can't believe May is over already!  So, let me tell you what I've been up to this past month.. First of all, my parents came back into town for a week.  Yay!  It was nice seeing them, but every time they … Continue reading College, Facebook, and Gardens. Oh my!

Seeds are up (part 3)

So a few more seeds have popped up since the last time I wrote a seed update..   My peppers (left) that I talked about last time are still doing great!  I've got 19 of those up now!  My cucumber seeds (right) sprouted up just last weekend and are growing at an alarming rate!  I've … Continue reading Seeds are up (part 3)

Spring has not sprung..

Well, it's officially the first day of spring..  The day we've all been waiting for.  And I'm desperately clinging onto the hope that today is not a representation of how this spring is going to go.. I had everything all planned out.  When to start seeds and what seeds for later transplanting were on their … Continue reading Spring has not sprung..

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:

2 year anniversary!!!

Exactly two years and one day ago, my family landed back in the good old USA after spending 3 years in Germany because of the Military.  The 9 hour flight was terrible with bad turbulence!  But despite that, it was good to be home. When we landed in America, there was a crowd of people … Continue reading 2 year anniversary!!!

My crazy February

Well, the 'new year new me' motto has REALLY been taken for a test drive this month as I embark on a new and unfamiliar world..  Dating.  The month started out with a trip to one of our many ice festivals around here, where I got to watch frozen people with chainsaws carve ice into … Continue reading My crazy February