Gardening · Homesteading · Prepping

Offgrid Homesteading: Installing Water Tanks, Part 2

At our previous home we had spent time into having well-plumbed water tanks, and I wrote about it back in 2017. With our move this year the tanks came with us (when empty they are very light), which took up a lot of space in the moving vans, but hey.....we were not leaving them behind!… Continue reading Offgrid Homesteading: Installing Water Tanks, Part 2

Gardening · Homesteading

The Tin Foil Hat Farmer: Maybe We Are Not Crazy

About a year ago I wrote a post on food allergies here, and for it I┬áreceived a lot of hate back from a few who saw the post on social media. This year I spent this weekend at an annual conference for food allergies and social media, and came back angered from comments I read… Continue reading The Tin Foil Hat Farmer: Maybe We Are Not Crazy

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September Garden Tasks for Zones 7-8 (In The PNW)

September is a pivotal month in the gardens for me. In zones 7 and 8 in the Pacific Northwest, the heat starts to settle down by the end of August. We still get warm days, but the heat dissipates as the sun sets, leading to cooler nights. The soil is still warm though, which helps… Continue reading September Garden Tasks for Zones 7-8 (In The PNW)

Gardening · Homesteading

July On The Homestead

July was a scorcher on the island, and it was a busy month for us. We got so much done, for the prepping of this coming Fall, and as well next years garden beds. I capped the blueberry and golden raspberry beds, to ensure that the deer would not get in. Doesn't keep children out… Continue reading July On The Homestead