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

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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

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Making a Home Made Pizza will help you find your happy place

It’s that time of year, when the calendar says it’s spring, but here in the Northeast, it can be more like a guessing game and true spring-like weather can still be months away. Cold temps and snow in March make for a very long winter. And for those of us deeply affected, the vitamin D… Continue reading Making a Home Made Pizza will help you find your happy place

Home Brewing, home made beer, homemade, homesteading, soap making, Uncategorized

Soap Making, our cure for winter boredom

When the winter starts to seem like it will never end, and it's a little too early to start your seeds, we often search for new skills to learn.  It is a great time to focus on a new adventure without all of the distractions of other times of year.  Last winter while digging deep… Continue reading Soap Making, our cure for winter boredom