Homesteading

Tomatoes and Life

Several months ago, my husband made a spot for the garden and planted little seeds in tiny pots.  Little heirloom tomatoes.  They looked spindly and seemed they would not make it.  They were weak, thin, and the little leaves were barely visible.  We had little faith.   They were safe in our window sill, safe …

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Garden in Full Tilt

After our long journey out west, we came home to a garden that was exploding with produce.  We could not pick it fast enough.  It was all hands on deck over here!  We had to plan out the canning, the meals, the freezing, and whether or not we had enough to sell!  There was such …

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Our Garden Tour

We have never had such a nice garden I just had to make a video to let you actually tour it. I was so glad that Owen helped us put the steaks onto our garden signs.  They just look so adorable out there at the end of the rows.  I am smitten! Here is our …

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Fresh Picked Cherries

We were walking through the garden and saw the bright red spots gleaming from the cherry tree that stands beside the strawberry patch.  What a thrill!  We all grabbed a branch and bent it low to pluck the cherries one by one.  The kids had a hard time not eating them so what we were …

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Bok Choy Blessings

I is crazy how big our Bok Choy has become.  Thirty-six plants ready at the same time is a big deal because they can all bolt at the same time if you just leave them out there and do nothing.  I tied my apron on, grabbed a knife and just started hacking them off above …

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Bountiful Bok Choy

After a rest of four full days with the compost tea soaking into the soil, the plants have doubled in size.  We put down the fabric in the isles to cut down on the weed population.  It just saves time, folks!  I mean, when you have a large scale garden, you just need to pick …

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Killer Cows

There is never a day that goes by on our homestead that there is not an adventure!  I only share just a little bit of what we experience on a daily basis but I thought it would be fun to share some adventures we had while family was staying with us.   Mark’s sister and …

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