gardening, glass gem corn, homesteading, Uncategorized

Glass gem corn happiness and beauty

Every year when I look through the seed catalogs, I always come across a picture that grabs my attention.  A picture of a vegetable taken at peak ripeness and in perfect light.  Last year was no exception,  and it was Baker Creek's catalog cover that drew me in.  It's always the same. I look at… Continue reading Glass gem corn happiness and beauty

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homesteading, maple syrup, Uncategorized

Homestead upgrade, “un-tapped” potential

  On warm winter days, our thoughts often turn to making maple syrup.  This is the first food that we will produce for the coming year.  A major component of making maple syrup is the evaporator.  This is what we use to take the sap from 2% sugar to 66.7% sugar.  The entire process is… Continue reading Homestead upgrade, “un-tapped” potential

homesteading, Uncategorized

Homesteading is more than growing things

Many times when talking about the homestead we get so caught up in talking about gardening or our farm animals, that we forget about another way that we feed ourselves.  Hunting and fishing provide a wonderful way to provide extra meals for our family.  Every year my sons and I harvest deer and a fair… Continue reading Homesteading is more than growing things

cooking, gardening, homemade, homesteading, Uncategorized

My New Found Relationship with Beets

As the winter begins to wear on,  I often think about warmer weather and the past summer.  Sometimes I scroll through our pictures on cold days, usually looking at pictures of our homestead, and I am always drawn to pictures of food.  Today I stumbled upon this picture and it drew my attention immediately.  It… Continue reading My New Found Relationship with Beets

gardening, homesteading

Planting onions to save your greens and cabbage

For years we grew cabbage and other greens in our garden, but we always ended up with the same result.  All of our cabbage and greens would be riddled with worm holes.  It was always so disappointing to remove the outer leaves of a cabbage to find it full of holes, or pick a bunch… Continue reading Planting onions to save your greens and cabbage