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

Homesteading · Recipes

Handcrafted Ketchup

Take one family full of kids who love ketchup, and me who forgot to put it on the shopping list. Then add in one massive storm of snow and ice, and we ran out. So I got cooking and made up a batch of handcrafted ketchup. Which tastes so much better, and has an adult… Continue reading Handcrafted Ketchup

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 · Essential Oils · Homesteading · Soap Making

Hand Milled Soap

Cold process soap is a fascinating hobby (or business) to get into. Long ago, when my oldest was a baby I taught myself how to make soap. In the pre-internet days (for me), it was so much harder to learn. There wasn't videos, and books were sparse at best. As I taught myself how to… Continue reading Hand Milled Soap