Tag: Homestead

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…

Composting!

Rotting food doesn’t make too many people excited, but I never claimed to be normal! Composting is an important part of our whole journey to creating less garbage, and a major win for the garden! ┬áPeople most frequently ask how we create such a…

July Goals Update 2017

Oh July, why did you have to fly by? We are now quickly approaching the beginning of a new school year. But with that being said, the garden is being really productive! 1. Zero waste our home! We already do a good bit to…