Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

January On The Homestead

January has ended.¬†And spring is nearly upon us in the PNW. It was a slow month outside, mostly dreary and keeping us inside, but those sunny days? I made sure I got outside to work, be it cleaning the beds, picking up pinecones and getting things ready for February. Huckleberry plants ramping up for spring.… Continue reading January On The Homestead

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)

Homesteading · Prepping · Preserving · Recipes

Pantry Staples: Instant Pot Dehydrated Vegetable Soup

Instant Pot dehydrated vegetable soup combines the simplicity of Instant Pot cooking with one of the best methods of pantry stocking. One of the easiest methods of preserving your garden's harvest is to dehydrate the produce. I often have our dehydrator running for days in summer, processing produce from our gardens or from good deals… Continue reading Pantry Staples: Instant Pot Dehydrated Vegetable Soup

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)