Gardening · Homesteading

Letting Random Weeds Grow

I have a few “weeds” I let grow unchecked. For some reason they just don’t bother me, and why not? They co-exist nicely with the plants growing. Maybe a bit of a relaxed attitude, and if they also attract pollinators, so much the better! The first is Blood Sorrel – I saw it growing in an established… Continue reading Letting Random Weeds Grow

Gardening · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

A Season In The Tomato Bed

Tomato season starts early, long before most are even dreaming a ripe juicy slice. In the cold and short months of January and February, the little plants grow in the greenhouse, tucked away from the cold snaps and harsh winds. It gives one hope though, when they open the door into the greenhouse. February 6th:… Continue reading A Season In The Tomato Bed

Gardening · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

An Edible Landscape For Children

When Kirk and I first moved to our first home in Maple Valley, one of the things that drew us out here (in the early 2000’s) was close proximity to the mountains and hiking. It wasn’t farming I can tell you! Our oldest son and I were out hiking 2 to 3 times a week,… Continue reading An Edible Landscape For Children

Preserving · Recipes · Urban Homesteading

Grass Roots Meat Box Review and Making Beef Jerky

Grass Roots Meat Box is a monthly subscription box of grass-fed beef, pasture raised poultry and more. You pick what you like and need, and it comes shipped to you monthly. When we eat meat (and we don't eat a lot of it) I am picky with what we buy. However, it can be hard… Continue reading Grass Roots Meat Box Review and Making Beef Jerky

Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

January On The Homestead

January has ended. And spring is nearly upon us in the PNW. It was a slow month outside, mostly dreary and keeping us inside, but those sunny days? I made sure I got outside to work, be it cleaning the beds, picking up pinecones and getting things ready for February. Huckleberry plants ramping up for spring.… Continue reading January On The Homestead