Gardening · Homesteading

February Garden Tasks and Seed Planting (For Zone 8A PNW)

February Garden Tasks and Seed Planting. A lot to think about. The month of February is fast approaching, and the garden tasks are waiting to be done, before Spring shows up. I always love November/December/early January because those are my “sleepy” months, when I get to stay inside, and do other things like crafting and… Continue reading February Garden Tasks and Seed Planting (For Zone 8A PNW)

Homesteading

December On The Farm

The theme of December 2018 was simple: Cold weather & markets. I spent little time outside till the last few days of the month, because honestly? Going outside in freezing temperatures isn't fun, and there isn't many hours in the day to even work with light in December. However, I got a lot done inside,… Continue reading December On The Farm

Homesteading · Prepping · Recipes

Long Term Storage Prepping Meals In A Jar

If one has meals, ready to be mixed with hot water, sitting prepped in their pantry, it removes a lot of stress about prepping for storms and natural disasters. The concept is easy: Using recipes I developed for backpacking, but made bigger for families (serving 4+), each meal fits into a quart or 2 quart… Continue reading Long Term Storage Prepping Meals In A Jar

Homesteading · Prepping

Winter Storms To Assess Your Prepping Setup

It's easy for people to roll their eyes when they hear the word "prepping", with the thoughts of tin foil hat wearing anti-government men in camo, furtively polishing rifles, but as I try to say to others: prepping is a way of attaining life skills, and being able to be self-sufficient, and be able to… Continue reading Winter Storms To Assess Your Prepping Setup

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