Gardening · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

February Garden Tasks and Seed Planting (For Zones 7-8 PNW)

The month of February is fast approaching, and the garden tasks are waiting to be done, before Spring shows up. I always love November/December/early January because those are my "sleepy" months, when I get to stay inside, and do other things like crafting and reading. But come end of January, I know I have to… Continue reading February Garden Tasks and Seed Planting (For Zones 7-8 PNW)

Gardening · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

Growing A Garden In Zone 7 (and 8)

Our homestead is in Zone 7 (to 8), in the Pacific Northwest. Many of our readers are as well, so we have complied a collection of planning for when to get seeds & plants in the ground. Your dates may vary a bit if you are in a micro-climate (such as above 500 feet elevation,… Continue reading Growing A Garden In Zone 7 (and 8)

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September On The Homestead

September is the month of the last big harvests. And if anything marked September for me…it was the forest fires in the mountains above us. It was also hot, hot and hot. Our youngest hated it, and lived with his face mask on, with very limited time outside. But I know: the heat was good… Continue reading September On The Homestead

Gardening · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

Urban Farming Books For Reading

While it's hard to find enough time to study and read in summer, I try to get in some time on the elliptical every week. I work out, I get a workout for my mind. These books have been a great help for our continuing education on how to urban farm better. The Urban Farmer:… Continue reading Urban Farming Books For Reading