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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

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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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Homestead Harvesting, When the Real Work Begins

As summer begins to wind down and the warm days of August begin to get shorter, we are blessed with the fruits of our hard labor. Plans made in February have now come to fruition. If we are lucky, large bags of produce begin to come in from the garden.  In some years we have… Continue reading Homestead Harvesting, When the Real Work Begins

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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