Gardening · Homesteading · Markets

Second Year Strawberry Plants

This month we brought in the second year alpine strawberry plants into the greenhouse, as I was concerned about the potential cold. It was a wise move I feel. Normally we let our plants winter over outside - short freezes are fine, and build hardier plants. However.....extended ones can be hard on plants sitting in… Continue reading Second Year Strawberry Plants

Gardening · Homesteading

Our Go-To Seed Companies

I have been asked a lot this year about what seed companies we do business with, and who we recommend. Our list of seed companies below contains notes - most are heirloom seed companies, but a few also sell F1 hybrid seeds. I personally have no issues with F1 seeds, you just cannot collect seeds… Continue reading Our Go-To Seed Companies

DIY · Gardening · Homeschooling · Homesteading

Egg Carton Seedling Trays

While we don't home school in the way most think of, we believe in adding in as many side projects to widen what our children learn. Gardening is a great homeschooling project, for all ages. It teaches science, biology and most of all....patience, while they wait for the seeds to germinate, sprout and grow. And… Continue reading Egg Carton Seedling Trays

Gardening · Homesteading

January On The Farm

January was a "getting stuff done" month, mostly thanks to the month being so warm (record-setting in Seattle). It also didn't rain much, and most days it was sunny. It got cold at night most days, but daytime it was in high 40's to upper 50's. We got to work on reducing the log pile… Continue reading January On The Farm

Crafting · Gardening · Homesteading

Making Seed Packets

Have you ever wanted to stash away seeds, but didn't want to use plastic bags? Making your own seed packets is quick to do, and kids will love doing the cutting and glueing. Let them decorate them and you might have a full day of fun ahead! Click here for the PDF to print and… Continue reading Making Seed Packets