The sun is important for a lot of things. Your vegetable garden will not thrive without enough direct sunlight. The use of solar panels is only worth the effort when you have enough direct sunlight at the right angle. Light in your house during the day is desirable. Knowing the position of the sun on […]
Once you have decided to start your own Homestead one of the questions will be: where are we going to start our Homestead? Are you thinking of starting a Homestead in a remote area, please read on. Sure, I would not want to stop you from doing so. We did move out into the countryside, […]
What happens in the kitchen during winter on a Homestead? When you start really thinking about your meal, the farm suddenly becomes your playground, like a giant pantry full of surprises, new flavours, odd fruits and vegetables, and you discover you have everything on hand already. Or you could just go and search on the […]
When you want to start your own Homestead (or just started one) you can feel overwhelmed with all the things you need to learn. This is how we tackled the feeling of being overwhelmed: we took our time. There is no way you will be able to learn everything at once when you have your […]
Don’t you know what to do with an overload of fruit and vegetables in summer and fall? Do you only have little time for preserving your dear harvest? Is your pantry not big enough to store all the goodies from the land? Here is what you can do: dehydrate your fruit and vegetables.
Do you have a lot of soft fruit at once in your Orchard? Do you find it hard to process it all at the same time? In that case using a steam juicer is a good idea. I struggled processing our fruit in the late spring. Hardest were the small plums which I had to […]