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

February On The Farm

If January was unseasonably warm, February came in and reminded the PNW that sometimes winter does come. We went from days in the 50's and balmy nights, that were leading to this in the greenhouse (and to Daffodils opening in January!) - To warnings of snow storms coming. But the past decade the snow storms… Continue reading February On The Farm

Gardening · Homesteading

Our Go-To Seed Companies

I have been asked a lot this year about what seed companies we do business with, and who we recommend. Our list of seed companies below contains notes - most are heirloom seed companies, but a few also sell F1 hybrid seeds. I personally have no issues with F1 seeds, you just cannot collect seeds… Continue reading Our Go-To Seed Companies

DIY · Gardening · Homeschooling · Homesteading

Egg Carton Seedling Trays

While we don't home school in the way most think of, we believe in adding in as many side projects to widen what our children learn. Gardening is a great homeschooling project, for all ages. It teaches science, biology and most of all....patience, while they wait for the seeds to germinate, sprout and grow. And… Continue reading Egg Carton Seedling Trays

Homesteading · Recipes

Handcrafted Ketchup

Take one family full of kids who love ketchup, and me who forgot to put it on the shopping list. Then add in one massive storm of snow and ice, and we ran out. So I got cooking and made up a batch of handcrafted ketchup. Which tastes so much better, and has an adult… Continue reading Handcrafted Ketchup