Gardening · Homesteading

Building My Dream Strawberry Bed

When we lived in a suburban setting I long fantasized about having the space to have my dream alpine strawberry bed. This year it occurred to me it was the perfect thing to put in near the fruit orchard, where it wasn't feasible to put in "normal" crops due to being so near the well… Continue reading Building My Dream Strawberry Bed

Gardening · Homesteading

November On The Farm

I have found this year, since we moved onto the land, that I haven't quit learning. It is different here, even though we are in the same grow zone as our old place. Last year, I knew about when it would freeze, and the plants would go to sleep. It's been a lot longer here… Continue reading November On The Farm

Gardening · Homesteading

Creating The Blueberry Orchard

I have always wanted an "orchard" of blueberry bushes, all in nice and tidy rows. Before, at our last house we had 45 or so plants, but they were all over, tucked into corners. While it was a way to have them, it wasn't efficient for growing. I dug up a dozen plants in preparation… Continue reading Creating The Blueberry Orchard

Gardening · Homesteading

Felled Tree Raised Beds

Raised beds are great to have in a garden, but can be expensive to build. I am always looking for ways to cut cost on our farm and use what we have on hand. With the clearing of the forested sections on our land, I have ample amounts of Hemlock to deal with. One can… Continue reading Felled Tree Raised Beds

Gardening · Homesteading

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)