farming, gardening, homesteading

Spring on the Homestead it’s the little things that can get you ahead

If you are anything like us, you can't wait for spring to arrive after a long winter.  Although the temps are still chilly, there is so much you can do to get ahead of all the work that will pile up when the real warm weather arrives.  There are many days in early spring where… Continue reading Spring on the Homestead it’s the little things that can get you ahead

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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

cooking, farming, ham hock, ham shank, ham soup, homesteading

Sometimes Happiness Looks A Lot Like A Pig

Sometimes things just happen for a reason.   Last fall we had our first set of pigs butchered.  Our first time raising pigs was very rewarding, and all the meat in the freezer was a great reward.  However, I was feeling a little blue without them on the homestead.  They gave me so much joy and… Continue reading Sometimes Happiness Looks A Lot Like A Pig

cooking, farming, gardening, homemade, homesteading, peas

Take a Step Back in Time and Grow Peas This Spring

One of the first crops we plant every year on the homestead is peas.  They give us our first opportunity to really work in the soil.  They are also one of the first vegetables we harvest.  They are very easy to grow and preserve, so they are a great addition to any garden.  You can… Continue reading Take a Step Back in Time and Grow Peas This Spring

farming, gardening, homesteading, how to grow potatoes

Planting Potatoes to Save Freezer Space

Homesteading is all about food.  Being self-sufficient should just be called surviving because that what the first homesteaders were doing.  They were not trying to shrink their "carbon footprint", or save "green space", they were trying to harvest enough food to make it through the winter.  After winter was over, and if they made it,… Continue reading Planting Potatoes to Save Freezer Space