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
Nothing gets me quite as happy as playing in my garden. Even in the winter! Last week we did some serious garden prep work. We layered all kinds of things on our garden bed so that it can work it’s magic over the next 4-5 months before spring.
I’m obsessed with my dehydrator. It’s true. And I can’t believe that my husband had to do some serious negotiating with me to convince me to buy it…for $12 at the thrift store. Seriously?? What was I thinking!? Well, I’m glad I was convinced, because I am an absolute dehydrator convert now. I love it! I’ve used it to make… Keep Reading
You guys! I have such an exciting surprise for you! I’m teaming up with some really awesome bloggers to offer you a stellar giveaway! Y’all know I think vermicomposting is cool, and I even made a diy vermicomposting bin over the summer – and this Eartheasy giveaway is just so excellent, I couldn’t pass up the chance to share it with… Keep Reading
So, this whole garden thing has been a leeetle rough. I started this fall garden with so much hope for the future! Our spring garden had minimal success, but we did have a small harvest from it of carrots, potatoes, green beans, squash, a watermelon, and a few tiny green tomatoes. Nothing miraculous, but it was something. I tried my… Keep Reading
It’s now or never! Or at least not until next Fall… I know it’s Autumn, and we’re all super excited for sweaters, hot cocoa, and all things pumpkin, but Fall is the time for planting all your bulb flowers (and garlic too, actually). The exact time to plant is dependent on your zone, and here on our homestead, October is… Keep Reading
I adore autumn. And although it’s still pretty hot here in Florida, fall is just around the corner! So yesterday I declared it time to plant the fall garden.
I’ve been feeling like I need a little more organization in my homesteading life. I’ve got a fairly good weekly routine, but there are some things that need to get done less frequently. And I find those are the things that fall through the cracks around here. So I made myself a list, and while I was at it I… Keep Reading
If you’re a romantic type like me, you love to envision beautiful rustic barns and pastures full of baby animals. Which is totally a part of the homesteading package deal, and it’s one of the reasons why I love homesteading so much! But, just as true as romantic scenery, are the poopy chicken coops, flies, spiders, garden pests, and… Keep Reading
The time has come to get this fall garden underway. Last weekend we started our seeds! I’ve never started seeds before, for transplanting that is. I direct seeded the seeds into the garden last spring. And I would do that again, but the timing has been a little off. Because I planted a cover crop this summer, I have to… Keep Reading