December On The Homestead

November was a very windy and rainy month with power outages. A lot of wind. The rain was heavy, but being we are in the rainshadow of the Olympic Mountains we saw far less than the mainland, where it flooded badly. The month started off with nearly 10 hours of daylight. We are still stuck… Continue reading December On The Homestead

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


The Peculiar Case of the Rooster

At the start of October my oldest came back in, after letting the birds out for the morning. He asked me "You didn't tell me you took in a new bird!". Um...what? I went down and there was a new bird just hanging out. On the edge of our middle coop. He was very, very… Continue reading The Peculiar Case of the Rooster

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