When it rains…. You learn a lot.
Are you ready for the second installment of the Homesteader Christmas Gift series?? If you missed it, last time I shared my gift list for the ladies. Today I’m rolling out some Christmas gift ideas for the homesteading men in your life. I brought my husband on board to help on this one. With the addition of his… 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
I seem to have entered into a new phase of unconventionalism (so what if its not a word? just roll with it). It started when I was pregnant and was seen by a midwife and chose natural birth. Then when I exclusively breastfed … and well, you get the picture. We eventually ended up venturing out into this crazy homesteading… Keep Reading
I have to get something off my chest. I stopped using soap nuts. I know, I know, I can hear you gasping through the screen as you read that. But hear me out!
Let there be pears! I mentioned in my food storage post last week that we would be going to a local organic orchard to pick as many Asian Pears as possible. Well, that’s exactly what we did last week. We picked 40lbs of pears! It was so fun and a truly beautiful place to spend our morning. I feel so… Keep Reading
Y’all know I like to keep things nice and natural around here. After all, making a ‘green’ lifestyle shift was really our first step towards homesteading. So when I started learning about essential oils, I was really intrigued. Just a couple of years later and I’ve integrated them into my daily routine. With so much information about essential oils on… Keep Reading
It’s been a little over a week since we planted our cowpea cover crop, and it’s been so much fun to watch it grow! The plants are about 12 inches tall now, I can hardly believe it! I’ve been super impressed so far. I’m very excited to see the soil test results at the end of this little experiment. In… Keep Reading
We’ve had a lot of highs and lows around here lately. Both of which I oddly feel were kind of rights of homesteading passage. Let’s start with the high point. We made our first potato and carrot harvests! I had not anticipated getting much, if anything from either of them. So I put off digging them up. The rest of… Keep Reading
Can I get a little personal? Today I thought I’d share my essential oil story. Where it all started. A couple of years ago my two little girls spent the entire winter sick. Fevers, congestion, sneezing, runny noses, the whole bit. When I say the entire winter, I mean it. I was getting sick too, and so was… Keep Reading