Gardening · Homesteading

Garden Beds In May

It's May, and June is around the corner. I have been busy, almost too busy to write. I am still homeschooling our boys and after school time we work on the homestead, often till dinner time, then we come back till sunset. I find time though to take photos when I think about it, to… Continue reading Garden Beds In May

Gardening · Homesteading

It’s Not Too Late! What To Plant Now In Grow Zone 8b

The lament is real. It hits Mother's Day weekend and on every Facebook community page (and backyard gardening page) people start freaking out that they have missed the magical start line. But the thing is, in Grow Zone 8b (and even into Zone 7) you have time plenty for most crops. There are exceptions of… Continue reading It’s Not Too Late! What To Plant Now In Grow Zone 8b

Gardening · Homesteading

A Year In Making A New Bed

Building a bed in ground to garden in can be done two ways: Rushed, or you take the time to let it be done right. Since we moved to our land here I have done both methods. And yes, I had to re-do the first rushed beds, that first summer (2018) so we could grow… Continue reading A Year In Making A New Bed


Apple Butter Brownies

I have been looking for ways to use up all the apple butter I canned last fall, and you can use it for applesauce in any recipe where spices/sweetness works. Using the apple butter (or applesauce) drops the amount of oil you need in baked goods, and it works well in brownies. These brownies are… Continue reading Apple Butter Brownies


Adding A Third Chicken Coop

A year goes by and you realize you are putting in a third chicken coop on the homestead. Chicken Math. It's real. We now have 15 hens and 1 rooster. The numbers slide up and down. We have lost a few to Bald Eagles, but then we adopt ones in that need new homes. Of… Continue reading Adding A Third Chicken Coop