Homestead Blog Hop 130

Homestead Blog Hop 130

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Now on to the hop… Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday and is for all things homesteading: real food recipes, farm animals, crafts, DIY, how-to’s, gardening, anything from-scratch, natural home/health, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, natural remedies, essential oils, & more! Basically anything related to homesteading. Meet and Follow Your […]

30 Second Guide to Growing Squash

30 Second Guide to Growing Squash

In this series I’m compiling the quick and dirty info on growing specific vegetables. Just the basics. No fluff, no frills. When you’re sitting down in the late Winter, surrounded by seed catalogs, and your garden plan in front of you, you want a quick reference. How far apart can you plant? What pH do […]

30 Second Guide to Growing Cucumbers

30 Second Guide to Growing Cucumbers

In this series I’m compiling the quick and dirty info on growing specific vegetables. Just the basics. No fluff, no frills. When you’re sitting down in the late Winter, surrounded by seed catalogs, and your garden plan in front of you, you want a quick reference. How far apart can you plant? What pH do […]

Homestead Blog Hop 129

Homestead Blog Hop 129

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Things are heating up over at the suburban homestead, literally and figuratively. Our offer on 63 acres has been tentatively accepted, and just in time for Spring! Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and the days are getting longer. Stay tuned for more on the new homestead! Now on […]

Plant Profile: Vitex (Chasteberry)

Plant Profile: Vitex (Chasteberry)

Identification of Chasteberry Chasteberry (vitex agnus-castus) goes by Chaste Tree, Abraham’s balm, monk’s pepper, safe tree, and wild pepper. It is a flowering shrub native to the Mediterranean region that grows to 15 feet and is showered in tiny delicate flowers. Chasetberry flowers range from blue, to purple, to white. But if you live in […]

Grape Hyacinth Lemonade

Grape Hyacinth Lemonade

Where we live right now is not my idea of a homestead. We’re in the suburbs, next to a major highway on 1/3 of an acre of compacted clay. We’ve had to truck in top soil to even grow grass. But one of the beautiful things about our current home is the carpet of weeds […]

Homestead Blog Hop 128

Homestead Blog Hop 128

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Now on to the hop… Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday and is for all things homesteading: real food recipes, farm animals, crafts, DIY, how-to’s, gardening, anything from-scratch, natural home/health, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, natural remedies, essential oils, & more! Basically anything related to homesteading. Meet and Follow Your […]

30 Second Guide to Growing Peas

30 Second Guide to Growing Peas

In this series I’m compiling the quick and dirty info on growing specific vegetables. Just the basics. No fluff, no frills. When you’re sitting down in the late Winter, surrounded by seed catalogs, and your garden plan in front of you, you want a quick reference. How far apart can you plant? What pH do […]

Homestead Blog Hop 127

Homestead Blog Hop 127

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Now on to the hop… Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday and is for all things homesteading: real food recipes, farm animals, crafts, DIY, how-to’s, gardening, anything from-scratch, natural home/health, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, natural remedies, essential oils, & more! Basically anything related to homesteading. Meet and Follow Your […]

30 Second Guide to Growing Cabbage

30 Second Guide to Growing Cabbage

In this series I’m compiling the quick and dirty info on growing specific vegetables. Just the basics. No fluff, no frills. When you’re sitting down in the late Winter, surrounded by seed catalogs, and your garden plan in front of you, you want a quick reference. How far apart can you plant? What pH do […]