Category: Homestead

August Goals Update 2017

August was a month of birthdays, our 14th Anniversary and buying our new-to-us camper! ┬áSo, pretty great if you ask me! And, here’s how the ol’ 2017 goals are going! 1. Zero waste our home! We already do a good bit to avoid creating…

Harvests and feeling like Fall

This week brought on the start of the school year, which is year 13 for my teaching career. Every year feels like I’m starting a new job. I’m hoping this year goes well! And on to gardening! The strawberry bed had gotten so unruly…

Excitement and starting work

This year will be my 13th year teaching for the same county, so that’s starting to make me feel old! But that’s not the exciting part! We were featured on a page about gardeners from around the world! If you do Facebook, it’s on…

Harvests and watching the eclipse!

In case you didn’t notice (haha) there was a solar eclipse today! The boy and I made pinhole projectors out of cereal boxes and enjoyed the show! It didn’t get very dark here, but it was kind of eerie! I thought maybe the chickens…

Walk through the garden 8/15

It has been raining every other day here, so it’s hard to get into the garden to gather our harvest. So, when I went outside I was pretty surprised to see a watermelon that might actually have time to be harvested before the weather…

Garden pictures and canning

The garden is really producing lots of fruits and veggies lately! I’m still loving the gardening apron that I made a couple years ago because I can pick a ton more veggies without moving a basket with me! Remember how that groundhog ate every…

Last honey harvest and trellises

We harvested the last bit of our honey for this year! We want to make sure that our bees have plenty of time to prep for the winter! And let me tell you that this batch of honey turned out beautiful! And now I…