Gardening · Homesteading

October On The Homestead

October just slipped by. I blinked and it was gone. It started out cold, and ended cold. With a warm and very wet middle. So not too far off from normal weather, no matter what people claim. We worked on the lower field at the start of the month. The darker side on the right… Continue reading October On The Homestead

Gardening · Homesteading

Prepping For Early Frosts

Last night was chilly. All it takes is a clear sky at night in October and the temperature drops quickly. While the first frost usually isn't harsh enough to kill off delicate plants like lettuce, it can, and does damage them, so it's time to get them protected. And as a bonus, it will extend… Continue reading Prepping For Early Frosts

Gardening · Homesteading · Prepping

5 Months To Prepare Your Garden

October slips in. The temperature lowers, and quickly we lose daylight on both sides. Summer crops are done and it's easy to go hibernate for the long winter. Or....maybe you don't have a garden yet. And I am here to tell you to not hibernate yet. It's not time to go to sleep yet. Do… Continue reading 5 Months To Prepare Your Garden

Gardening · Homesteading

Planning The Homestead Garden: How Much To Plant

One of the hardest parts of gardening food is how much do you plant? I get asked that a lot, and it plays into another aspect: How much growing space do you need? If you know how much to plant, and expected crops to harvest, you can then determine if you need to put more… Continue reading Planning The Homestead Garden: How Much To Plant

Gardening · Homesteading · Prepping

Food Security: Ways To Achieve It

Unless one is hiding from society, and avoiding all news - and shopping - you know how bad it is in stores these days. Inflation is hitting hard, and everything is going up in price, especially food. Every trip to the grocery store leaves me wanting to cry. I get depressed going shopping. Hoping what… Continue reading Food Security: Ways To Achieve It