Hello again everybody. I apologize for missing my post 2 weeks ago, but I was helping with a funeral for a friend in our congregation that passed away. The memorial service was on Sunday, and things were so busy I couldn't sit down to blog. Then the next Sunday came and went, and I had … Continue reading An Ode To The Under-Appreciated Squash
Happy Sunday y'all! I thought today I would update you on what's going on over here! This time of year is always so busy, and it doesn't really stop until about October when our apples are finished for the year. The kids are out of school for the Summer, and so are their friends. So … Continue reading How It’s Growing Over Here
Ah, the growing season. My absolute favorite time of year. It is the time of year I spend all Winter and half the Spring thinking about and planning for. The birds wake you up before the sun comes up at around five a.m. You stumble out of bed, down a cup of coffee or two, … Continue reading Weed and Pest Control in the Garden… Trying Not To Lose My Sanity
Hello! I'm a week late this week with my post and I apologize! The holiday weekend messed me up. Lol! Not that we had a lot going on, but we did manage to stay busy with home projects. My husband's work schedule changed and now he has Mondays off. Which means one extra day to … Continue reading Seven Uses For Fresh Strawberries… That Don’t Include Jam
I am of course referring to gardening season. I wait all year for this. The kids and I pore over seed catalogs January and February. While Winter rages outside our dining room window, we are inside at the table dreaming of getting our hands in the dirt again. Of the smell of tomato plants. Of … Continue reading So It Begins…
Hello again, my friends! I apologize for the late posting. We spent this weekend making and recovering from the 1,100 mile journey from my hometown to visit my Mom and sister. I can honestly say I was in no condition to blog. 🤣 My family and I are now semi-recovered from the trip, and I … Continue reading An Unexpected Forage: Learning From My Little Sister
This post comes from a tradition near and dear to my heart. One of my earliest memories is riding on my Dad's shoulders as he traipsed through brush near the railroad tracks behind our home. Somehow, my legs still ended up scraped and bloody from the berry brambles, and I remember them stinging when I … Continue reading Fun Foraging: Get Out Ya Berry Buckets!
I should've started blogging way earlier and written this post right before the start of cold and flu season. Could've saved a few people some trouble! But I have no time machine, so at least we can be prepared now for NEXT cold and flu season with this AMAZING and SIMPLE recipe for Homemade Chicken … Continue reading How to Make (and Can) the Best Chicken Broth EVER!
Good morning, guys! Hope all is well at your homestead! Here at ours, Spring has finally sprung! We had TWO seventy-degree days in a row, and we took major advantage of it. I repotted most of our seedlings. Learned something this year that I will pass on to you guys: Acorn squash will definitely be … Continue reading Homesteading 101: Line-Drying Laundry
I thought this post might resonate with readers this time of year, so here it goes! Homesteading usually = Gardening in some shape or form. Whether you are growing a tomato plant on your porch or planting 30 varieties of tomatoes on your back acre, gardening is integral to homesteading. Again, you don't have to … Continue reading Starting Your Garden From Seed