Yesterday my family went out and harvested most of the remaining carrots and some of the cabbage that was ready to pick! We got quite the haul! Yesterday was a true testament to the importance of letting your kids play outside and including them in homesteading chores:Sunday morning was brutal! My 4 year old andContinue reading “Carrot 🥕 ‘n Cabbage Pickin’ – A Lovely Afternoon”
Hello Everyone! I haven’t posted in a bit, it has been a very busy but productive month!The gardens are really producing, the quails and chickens are working hard producing eggs, and I have been canning away! I was going to post a few pictures of what has been going on around the homestead and talkContinue reading “What’s Happening around the Homestead?”
My cukes and zukes are doing awesome already! They are growing like weeds. I think is it because we had a lot of rain in the spring and now we have a lot of sunny, warm days! Anyway, I am thrilled because they did not do well last year, so this is a nice change!Continue reading “Cucumber 🥒 and Zucchini!”
Good morning! Last weekend I canned some pickled radish, and they are delicious! They are great for a salad, adding a little zing to a taco, wrap or burger. The possibilities are endless! I got the recipe from this website…http://www.foodpreserving.org/2012/05/day-9-pickled-radish-slices.html?m=1 they have lots of great canning recipes! I just did a small batch, I didn’t haveContinue reading “Pickled Radish”
My journey started about a year and half ago. I started looking into how to cut back some of the chemicals that I used in our day to day life. I wanted to find recipes for soap, laundry soap, cleaning solutions etc. That is when I realized the more stuff I made, the more IContinue reading “My journey to becoming more self-sufficient…”
I took a few more pictures of the raised beds, I have 5 in total. I chose the Square Foot Gardening method so that I could utilize as much of my limited space as possible! This bed has pickling cucumbers, beets, radish and zucchini!This bed had celery, more beets, carrots, cabbage (2 varieties) and Swiss chard.oneContinue reading “A few more pictures of the raised beds”
Last year, when I planted all my strawberries, I felt a little discouraged! I had very few berries and the small ones I did get, the dang birds ate! This year, they have exploded! I covered them with leaves in the winter and come spring, they were everywhere. The root system is very strong andContinue reading “Strawberries!”
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