5 things I’m thankful for this year!

With thanksgiving just two days away, I decided to do a post about thankfulness.  My lovely mother always made my brother and I write out a list of things or people we were thankful for from November first to thanksgiving.  Something my brother and I thought of as a nightmare in homeschooling, we despised the … Continue reading 5 things I’m thankful for this year!

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

A letter to my future children..

Just recently, my best friend from the south posted something so inspiring, that I had to show it on here in hopes that it'll inspire you all as well..   ** At the moment I'm working on an autobiography for my creative writing class. Today's prompt involved writing a letter to my future child(ren) telling … Continue reading A letter to my future children..

Mold on my zucchini plant (and how I got rid of it!)

So the other day while watering, I was listening to a gardening podcast (just like I do almost every morning while gardening), when I heard something that was very interesting..  These northern homesteaders were talking about a common problem they have with white mold in their zucchini plants. Well it just so happens that, last … Continue reading Mold on my zucchini plant (and how I got rid of it!)

The crafts I make and will soon sell

When I first moved here, I thought that making money off this place was crazy!  I thought that I could just get a job and then this place would just become my hobby.  After all, who plans to make money off their homestead in the first year?! Now that my second year here is coming … Continue reading The crafts I make and will soon sell

What is a ‘Cut Garden’?

Last year I had no idea what a cut garden was and hadn't thought of adding it to my property.  A friend of mine down south and I constantly talk about what to add to the property.  One day, she brought up the idea of having a flower garden for flowers you cut and make a … Continue reading What is a ‘Cut Garden’?

Composting 101

One of the most exciting things I have made on this homestead is a compost.  No, not even kidding!  There is just something about making your own dirt with banana peels, coffee grinds, egg shells, and whatever else I can throw in there that just makes life great. One thing I didn't know about composting … Continue reading Composting 101