canning, cooking, corn, farming, gardening, harvesting, homemade, homesteading

Harvest Season, “it’s not what you have to do, it’s what you get to do”

  This blog has been a long time coming. I have been wanting to get a new blog out for our loyal, as well as new, followers, but our fellow homesteaders will agree that finding the time between August and October is nearly impossible because……It’s Harvest Season! My husband recently shared a post with me… Continue reading Harvest Season, “it’s not what you have to do, it’s what you get to do”

farming, gardening, growing onions, homesteading, onions

Ditch Your Sets For Huge Onions

Change is never an easy thing.  There are so many unknowns, and sometimes changing can feel like giving up.  It is important when growing things to experiment and learn.  Whether it be moving a crop to a new location, or changing soil additions we are always experimenting on the homestead.  Sometimes we try a new… Continue reading Ditch Your Sets For Huge Onions

flowers, gardening, Herbs, homesteading, planting, Uncategorized

When Life Gets You Down, Give “Dirt Therapy” a try

  It’s been kind of a rough week here on the Homestead. We are unfortunately mourning the loss of a family member who we were all very close to. So, instead of succumbing to the sadness, my husband told me I needed “dirt therapy”. I have heard the term before, even just recently from a… Continue reading When Life Gets You Down, Give “Dirt Therapy” a try

carpentry, farming, fishing, gardening, homemade, homesteading, how to grow potatoes, peas

Embracing the Spring

Sometimes the season of hope can feel like the season of too much to do.  When the days start to warm, and the snow is all gone, ideas conceived over a warm cup of coffee can seem daunting, when the real work begins.  One of the first signs of true spring here is the end… Continue reading Embracing the Spring

farming, gardening, garlic, homesteading, how to grow potatoes, kale, peas, vineyard

Getting Your Garden Ready For Spring

The weather has finally started to change here in upstate New York.  The maple trees are producing sweet sap that we turn into maple syrup.  The robins have also returned and so has the mud.  The spring means its time to get back to work after a long snowy winter.  The coop needs to be… Continue reading Getting Your Garden Ready For Spring