Wow, 2017 has come to an end! Where does time go so quickly? 2017 was a great year of personal growth for us. It had its ups and downs. I do believe that if we learn from life experience, we are better people for it. On the down side – We held steady through a job loss and one of our properties fall victim to arson but on the up side – we began working to get a new business off the ground, the garden was the best ever we’ve had, we were able to install a drip irrigation system, and I completed my certification as a Master Gardener. We are continuing to move forward with our dreams here on the homestead. Read more
It’s no secret that compost is the number one thing you can do to your garden to grow healthy plants that produce an abundance of vegetables. When planting the spring garden, it’s important that whether you planting seeds or plants, they need adequate water and consistent moisture in or to germinate (seeds) or to establish strong healthy roots (plants).
Rather than using simple water, I accidentally let Mother Nature create compost tea for me over this past winter. Read more
Warmer temperatures bring on the cool season fruits and vegetables and this week I’ve gotten my hands on some Strawberries. The local schools were selling flats as a fundraiser and since I currently don’t have my own plants, I purchased fresh berries from them.
We’ve always purchased frozen fruits from the local big box store, but our dream here on the homestead is to get away from this and to be able to grow our own. Until then, it’s great to be able to support our local schools.
Strawberries are probably one of the easiest fruits to put in the freezer so today since I’m in the process of doing so; I decided to bring you along. Read more