Gardening · Homesteading

Rebuilding A Bed

Last year I grew much of our food in one bed, that Kirk had carved out for me. Due to it being on virgin land (and island land is "special", depending on where you live on it, it can be pure sand, a mud bog or hard pack like we have), this land had to… Continue reading Rebuilding A Bed

Gardening · Homesteading

March On The Farm

Lets just say it up front. March sucked and was a trying month. I kept positive thoughts though, and the spring weather made it a lot easier on my mental health as the month wound down. One area I had battled was wether or not to do production for the farmers market in spring. I… Continue reading March On The Farm

Gardening · Homesteading

The Survival Garden

What is the one thing you should be doing right now? That would help with anxiety, boredom and isolation? Getting a gardening area ready for spring. No matter where or how you live. Where there is a will, there is a way. Gardening is in our DNA, no matter where we come from. You may… Continue reading The Survival Garden

Gardening · Homeschooling

The Kinder Garden: Building A Garden For Your Child

At our boys' school they have garden time every week, which is a small farm run on the back of the school. The high school & junior high also have their own farm just down the road. More schools are doing this, but most children in the US will never have a chance to dig… Continue reading The Kinder Garden: Building A Garden For Your Child

Gardening · Homesteading

A Year of Silage Tarping

A year ago we started our work on the left lower field, to turn it into an area to grow in. Our growing zone here in Freeland, Washington, on the south end of Whidbey Island is Zone 8a. With a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, we sit firmly in the Olympic Rainshadow. Being on an island in… Continue reading A Year of Silage Tarping