My family recently moved across the country to begin a new homestead, and I brought perennial flowers, fruiting bushes, herbs, and bulbs with me. Why? It struck me that these plants are so important to me because they represent so much more than beauty and culinary delight; they are like a scrapbook of my past, […]
As warm weather approaches, I must make some tough decisions about which varieties, and how many plants to sow in the garden. Thinking ahead to the bounty of summer’s cucumbers and cabbage, here are a few easy recipes for naturally fermenting your own cabbage and sauerkraut.
Fruit trees are a wonderful addition to, and investment in your homestead, but it’s important to properly site and plant bare root trees. Here are some highlights of our planting experience, including some ways that we made planting flow more easily and quickly.
Sheet mulching is a way to create an instant garden by deeply layering organic materials. The technique is very similar to making lasagna – layer, layer, layer. In fact, some folks call this the “lasagna method.” It can be done with a wide variety of organic materials, some of which are likely available for free […]
Dirt under the fingernails, robins in the yard – spring is surely on its way! On our homestead, we’ve been planning, dreaming, and most importantly GROWING! From fruit trees and seedlings to our future home, see what’s taking root.
Making beautiful, naturally dyed Easter eggs is simple, fun, and can be done with ingredients you probably already have on hand. Grab a dozen eggs and get started!