Category: Garden

Start Seedlings without a Greenhouse

With every goal there comes the desire for quicker progress or a faster outcome. For some, that may be exercise goals, career promotions, or weight loss. The same is true for farming. Everything in this business takes a lengthy amount of time. Growing animals,…

Garden Planning

I am not sure why, but every year January flies by – probably the busyness of holidays and birthdays clustered together. It is nearing February, and I have yet to start my seeds. That is my main To-Do for this week. We hosted our…

The Secrets to a Delicious Pasta Sauce

I just finished up canning all of my tomatoes for the season, and thought I would share my secrets, and a large batch canning recipe for a delicious, thick, packed with flavor spaghetti sauce. I make this sauce (and double it) every year and…

My Favorite Ways to Preserve Apples

“Autumn and Cinnamon go so perfectly together.” It is late September, which means… Apple Season! Every year I preserve a couple hundred pounds of apples. They also go into pies, crumbles, drinks, and little mouths. You know it is apple season when a walk…

10 Things You Can Do to Live More Sustainably (even in the city).

“Food security is not in the supermarket. It’s not in the government. It’s not at the emergency services division. True food security is the historical normalcy of packing it in during the abundant times, building that in-house larder, and resting easy knowing that our…

Wild + Free

Wild + Free Our children must run wild. What harm does it do? Rather than cooped up and tired, with an iPod or two. Our children must run free. The wind in their hair, saying good-bye to T.V. Their minds are too bare. Send…

5 Reasons You Should Spend More Time At Home (and what to do while there)

Here are five beneficial reasons to spending more time at home, and less time in the Great American Rat Race. This post is absolutely my opinion and is only meant for encouragement. 1) Spend Less: As long as you are not spending your day…

Fresh Pasta with Tomatoes and Chard

I had one of those last minute, “Oh no! It’s dinner time” events last night. The kiddos were all playing outside. I was inside with the baby when I realized it was 5:00, and I had no plans for dinner. I am usually a…

How to Fail Miserably.

“Ma sighed gently and said, “A whole year gone, Charles.” But Pa answered, cheerfully: “What’s a year amount to? We have all the time there is.” -Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House on the Prairie I began my homesteading journey in 2012. I had three little…

A Fall Garden and Deep Breaths for a Weary Momma

“However many years she lived, Mary always felt that ‘she should never forget that first morning when her garden began to grow’.” -Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden My husband tilled my fall garden for me yesterday. I view this act as a first…

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