Category Archives: Garden

Eat Local- around 10 days in

My Eat Local Challenge really is a challenge especially when travelling.  I will tell you about that in a bit, but first I need to update you on the basics. Like I thought, fruit is a challenge. A huge challenge … Continue reading

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Chickens and Hawks

I’ve had a hawk after my chickens this week.  This is certainly a hazard of letting the chickens free range.  It is a bit unnerving.  I like hawks, but I don’t want them eating my chickens.   More homestead news: … Continue reading

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Late Summer

The garden is a total flop this year.  Well, almost.  We are still getting some food out of it, but not like I would have liked.  Such as life.  Some summers are like that.  Especially summers that have gotten busier … Continue reading

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Bee thoughts

With all the talk about bees, my love of honey, and the fact we put in fruit trees this year I have been thinking about getting bees. Problem is I don’t know much about them at all. The fact that … Continue reading

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New Garden Friend

Just found a little garter snake in my pea patch today. I was picking spinach and kale for lunch and he slithered out from under the peas. I was happy to see he had a full belly. I’ll let the … Continue reading

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Garden

I am finally getting the garden most of the way in. It is finally getting to where I feel relatively safe about putting my seedlings out. Almost June and I am still very leery of frosts. So let’s see… Today … Continue reading

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3 weeks to the frost date

My average frost-free date is May 20. I am a little behind on the garden but not too bad. I tried starting celery from seed this year. Not a one germinated. I wonder what happened? Probably a combination of bad … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

I’m on a quick break from working outside. It is supposed to be almost 80 degrees today. I haven’t adjusted to those temperatures just yet so I have to remember to take it a little slower than I normally would. … Continue reading

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Spring Update

Spring chores on the farmstead get tough when you get spring snow storms. At least the snow hasn’t lasted long. Sunday we got about 4 inches but as of this morning it is mostly bare ground again. I am thankful … Continue reading

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Tornado Drill

Our area just had one. At least if we are outside we can hear the sirens from town. Not loudly but they are noticeable. That is good. It did make me realize we have a long way to go to … Continue reading

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