It’s been a challenge for our family to implement any sort of chore system over the years. Part of the Read more.
What do you do in mid-March if you live in southwestern Ohio? I plant peas!!! Yes, I plant them, from Read more.
My mother is an avid quilt rescuer — and I say rescuer (and not collector) on purpose. She is not Read more.
You remember that game called Desert Island? (You know — the one where you pretend you’re stranded and can only take Read more.
“Women make do.” That’s what we do and the garden is no exception. When something does not work, we make it Read more.
They look like green brains, lying in clusters along roadsides, from September through December. They are the joy of many Read more.
I never thought I would say this but I have a love affair with overalls, specifically my Rosies. I wear Read more.
Have you ever wanted to experiment with a new activity, but the upfront investment has prevented you from doing so? Read more.
When we started down the homesteading / farming road there was one acronym that continuously popped up. It felt like Read more.
It is important to plant your garden seeds and transplants at the right time and the key is knowing when Read more.
I love old time farm sayings like “plant potatoes when the first dandelions bloom” or “cut in June will come Read more.
When beginning beekeepers run through the list of necessary equipment, their thoughts naturally turn to bee boxes, smokers, and Read more.
Spring will be here before you know it and the first season on our homestead is Mulberry season. The purpose Read more.
It is fall, and we have finally started construction on our greenhouse. We decided to build a lean-to style that Read more.
This year we changed how we house our chickens. Since the beginning, we have housed our chickens in two chicken Read more.
It is starting to get cold in Ohio and that means the sugaring season is right around the corner. In Read more.
After the failure that was the “rugged” wear gloves from a few weeks ago, we found another type of glove Read more.
The weather is quickly turning cold and wet now that fall has officially arrived and we lost our garden to Read more.
Every year I look through seed catalogs trying to find the best fruit and vegetable varieties for our climate and Read more.
One of the projects we will be starting this fall is a greenhouse. When we first started researching greenhouses, I Read more.
My husband and I joke that free and effective should be the mantra of our homestead. We are starting this Read more.