It is officially gardening season in Northeast Missouri, and each day I dip into my seed storage container and start a few varieties indoors and direct sow a few more in the garden. I’m a firm believer in a slow and steady approach to gardening – even a half hour’s work each day will lead […]
After months of planning and dreaming about our gardens, the longer days of February are a great time to get an early start growing spring and summer vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Often, advice on how to start seeds involves equipment such as heat mats and grow lights. While it’s true that such equipment may lead […]
As a family who loves meat, but seeks to raise animals in a way that honors their life, we try to use as much of the animal as possible. For instance, when we butcher our chickens, the cleaned feet go in the stock pot, and the feathers go into our compost pile. From our pig, […]
This summer we raised a pig for meat. Actually, we co-raised three pigs with our neighbors, housing the pigs at their farm, and sharing in the cost and labor. Raised on pasture in the sunshine and fed with 100% non-GMO feed and lots of organic food scraps and whey from from our Jersey milk cow, […]
We have enjoyed our solar electric (photovoltaic) system for over a year now; long enough to have seen how it performs on a daily basis, and to note what demands we can place upon the system. The system we installed in November of 2014 is an off-grid system with a battery bank for storage. We […]
Over the past year and a half, our family of four has been building a 350 square foot Tiny House. Learn how we installed a hardwood floor (that we got at a major discount) on Homestead Honey!