Gardening · Homesteading

July On The Homestead

July's theme has been sunny and warm, with it starting off with the PNW heat wave of around 100* on our homestead. I was in Alaska for the first bit of the heat wave, and we will most likely lose a couple blueberry plants due to the heat. Those plants were easily missed and right… Continue reading July On The Homestead

Gardening · Homesteading · Prepping

It’s Time For Fall Crop Planting

Last year when I posted about growing fall crops, we were in the midst of the Covid Pandemic, but a year later I will tell you I feel this is so much more important this year. Take the time to do fall crops if you can. Faced with what is happening in our states here… Continue reading It’s Time For Fall Crop Planting

Gardening · Homesteading

What To Plant In Grown Zone 8b In June

Good morning, and First Day of June already! It's time to start thinking about succession crops, but also to start dreaming about fall crops (yes, I realize the irony that we haven't even started summer yet....). But Mother Nature doesn't wait for us. Start planning now for your fall garden means you will be eating… Continue reading What To Plant In Grown Zone 8b In June

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