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How to Start Your Homestead

How to Start Your Homestead

I have a bookshelf full of homesteading books, resources, information,¬†and magazines¬†on all kinds of homesteading topics. I have dreamed about the day when we would live on enough acreage that we could easily keep livestock, grow an expansive garden, and maybe even make a bit of income from our excesses. I have practiced countless homesteading skills (canning, milking, seed starting,…
Six Acres and a Container Garden?

Six Acres and a Container Garden?

I wouldn't necessarily call it Buyers Remorse, because I am happy with the move we've made from the city to a more rural area... And we didn't buy a new property in our move, we're renters. So, instead I'll call it an Incredibly Steep Learning Curve. Over the course of several years, we'd built all the infrastructure, established all the…
2014’s Most Rockin’ Posts

2014’s Most Rockin’ Posts

As we approach the closing of yet another year, I debated on whether or not I should get all deep and introspective on you, my dear readers...you know, go into all of the changes we've seen over the past year...talk about the challenges we faced...the goals that were crossed off the all mighty To-Do list and those that will be…
Ever Growing Farm Tour – August 2014

Ever Growing Farm Tour – August 2014

Alright, who can believe it's already August?! August has always, as a mother and a summer camp/after school program manager, signaled the end of summer...until now... Now that my eldest is grown and out of the house and my youngest is years from a school bell...Now that my job revolves around our house and home instead of the public school's…
Herbs, Herbs, Everywhere Herbs!

Herbs, Herbs, Everywhere Herbs!

Welp, last Friday I finally spent some real, glorious, much needed time out in the garden! Sprout happily gnawed on fresh beans and I just puttered around until we were both hot, hungry and tired. It was absolutely divine! During my time outside, I finally decided to give our poor herb bed a little TLC. I really hadn't realized how…
In the Garden – Late July

In the Garden – Late July

The garden in late July of years past has been a bit of a beast. We tend to find ourselves at the tail end or smack dab in the middle of our monsoon season and, truly, there's no better magic than water that falls from the sky in the form of actual rain when it comes to how a garden…
Ever Growing Farm Tour – July 2014

Ever Growing Farm Tour – July 2014

OK, right off the bat, this is super late getting posted and I know it! The beginning of the month exploded on me with a last minute trip to visit family in Missouri that wasn't planned until late June! So, while I was able to record our Farm Tour for July the morning we hopped on a plane (July 3rd),…