Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a backyard homesteader looks like?? Well, I’m giving you a peek into one of our typical days last week!
When I first started gardening, I kinda just threw seeds in the ground and hoped for the best. Garden plan? What’s that? …and I got very sub-par results! What I didn’t really fully realize was how much garden planning impacted what my garden produced. So over the years I’ve gotten much better at garden planning, and I’ve gotten way better results!
I am giddy with excitement over this year’s garden! It’s been our best garden yet! The secret was soil testing. It’s all about that soil, man. This is our third spring garden since moving onto our tiny homestead, and just maybe we’re starting to turn our brown thumbs green 😉 The key, as always, is in the soil. And by doing some… Keep Reading
Squash, squash, everywhere … too much to eat! Are you growing squash this year? Squash and zucchini are well known for being prolific producers – some gardeners get so much of it that they are doorbell ditching and leaving baskets full of it at their neighbors doorsteps just to get rid of it! Now, my squash didn’t do thaaat well… Keep Reading
Tomatoes. Is there anything better than a fresh, homegrown, summer tomato? Probably not. As far as gardening goes, they are my personal holy grail. Last summer I didn’t get ANY tomatoes from our garden. Well, I got a few tiny green tomatoes….I made a salsa with them. But this year, I’m shooting for a much better tomato harvest. I planted… Keep Reading
Every spring we go strawberry picking at a local strawberry farm. It’s always a big highlight each year! The kids love it. Is there anything more quintessentially spring then strawberry picking?? Over the years we’ve done a lot of different things with all the strawberries we’ve picked, like making jam, freezer jam, fruit leather, and just eating them fresh! This… Keep Reading
Kids and gardening don’t always mix. At least not around here. My littles don’t have the patience for planting our main garden with me (nor I with them sometimes!), and when it comes time to harvest…well, let’s just say they are over eager!! But I still feel it’s important that they share in the wonder of gardening – even… Keep Reading
I love spring! I love the sunshine and the new life. And I love that I can get back into my garden! We planted our spring garden a couple of weeks ago and we’ve got sprouts galore! But along with it we have bugs. Grrr.
Y’all, I’m reeeeeady for SPRING! I wanna get some seeds in the ground! It is no secret around my house that after Christmas day is over, I’m ready for warmer temps to arrive. To me, without the Christmas season there’s just no point to winter. And yes, that’s coming from a Floridian…I make no excuses. I grew up 10… Keep Reading