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

Gardening · Homesteading

January On The Farm

January crept by, but it kept me busy. Unlike most of Western Washington where it rained every day, in the Olympic Rainshadow on the south end of Whidbey Island, we stayed drier and had plenty of days with sunshine. And we had so many spectacular sunsets over the Olympic Mountains. But I won't lie...January is… Continue reading January On The Farm

Gardening · Homesteading

September On The Farm

September. The month of rain. That was the theme. It also cooled off very quickly. No Indian Summer this year. The blue skies opened up and dumped this past month. It's true damage was the tomatoes. I had a feeling it would happen this year and I was very proactive on picking tomatoes as soon… Continue reading September On The Farm