We're Back!!!

Hello everyone!

I am so sorry that it has been so long since I have posted. I hope everyone has been busy. I know I have!

Most recently, I began my plants for this year.  You can see them in the photo below, (from left to right – Georgia Green Collards, Bunching Onions, Early Dividend [...]

DIY: Cleaning and Storing Garlic

This is the last and long overdue part in a multi-part series on garlic and elephant garlic. After letting your garlic cure for at least 2 weeks, you need to clean it and get it ready to store. The process is the same for elephant garlic as it is for regular garlic.

Cleaning:

For this [...]

DIY: Curing Garlic

This is the second part in a multi-part series on Garlic. Part one was about Harvesting Garlic. This part (part 2) is all about curing garlic. The third part will cover some different ways one can store garlic. Curing Garlic is even easier than harvesting it, but it does require a little patience.  The first [...]

DIY: How To Harvest Garlic

This is going to be the first in a multi-part series on harvesting, curing and preserving garlic. The first part is of course, harvesting the garlic. This is an easy process, but also a delicate one. You have to be very careful not to bruise the bulbs. Otherwise, they won’t store well and will rot. [...]

Easy Oven Roasted Garlic Recipe

This recipe is easy, delicious and nutritious.  It makes a great appetizer or addition to any meal, especially Italian. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

 

Easy Oven Roasted Garlic Recipe Ingredients: Whole Garlic Bulbs Olive Oil Directions: Preheat oven to 400° Chop 1/4 inch off the bottom of the bulb [...]

Homestead Photo Update 5-24

Well, it is that time again. I’m long overdue for a photo update of the homestead. Things are looking good, the weather has been perfect for gardening this year.

 

The catnip I am growing has proved successful as evidenced by my roommate’s cat Vader feeding on it below.

 

 

 

 

 

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Homestead Picture Update 4-12

We had a bad cold snap last night, but luckily it seems most of my plants made it out just fine. I think it has been about two weeks since I did an update though so, I figured it was long overdue. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Some of you may remember the Square [...]

Homestead Picture Update: 3-7-12

Time for a homestead photo update. I hope you enjoy!

First, lets check in on how some of my most recent plantings are doing…

The extra Shallots I planted a couple weeks up are popping up. I planted 16 pots and all but one have come up so far. I can taste the scapes [...]

Homestead Photo Update

It has been a while since I did an update on things around the homestead, so I figured I would share a bunch of photos and show people what’s going on. We had a pretty mild winter here and a lot of vegetables made it through. Also, my wormbin has been doing really good. Recently, [...]

Reinforcing the Cold Frame

There is a reason we test things. LOL.  I was fortunate to get my cold frame/mini greenhouse up before it got too cold.  However, about a week ago it rained for about 3 days straight.  Curious, how my cold frame would hold up, I went outside as soon as it was dry.  Luckily, it had [...]