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 Pic-Update

Spring is around the corner and the homestead is kicking into high gear. Tomorrow I will be moving my first series of vegetable starts from the garage to my raised beds and start the next set. Below, is a picture of what is on the way out (sorry the lights weren’t on) and you can […]

Winter Homestead Projects

If you are like me, you find yourself climbing the walls in the winter for lack of things to do. It can be frustrating. The ground is too cold to dig, but you want to do something constructive on the homestead. So, I decided to just sit down real quick and make a list of […]

“All New Square Foot Gardening” By: Mel Bartholomew – Review

Winter is the time to spend planning your next year’s garden. It is tempting to rest on one’s laurel at this time of year, but to do so would be a grave mistake. I like to use this time to plunge into gardening books and seed catalogs. I started this tradition 3 years ago when […]

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 […]

The Survival Podcast

Website of the Week: The Survival Podcast

To even begin to talk about The Survival Podcast and my experience with it, I must tell the story of how I got interested in preparedness. It is the only way I can truly convey the impact it has had on me and my life. Without a doubt, […]

Making a Coldframe

For most of my beds I just mulched them with leaves, but I decided to turn one of my 2 x 8 foot beds into a coldframe. I tried to keep things as cheap, semi-permanent as possible and of course it was all DIY work.Next year, I’ll try for something more permanent, but this year […]

Tromboncino Part II

My Tromboncino squash has really taken off in a big way. ( For reference, I got the seeds from Territorial Seeds, ) Check out the pictures below and remember it is all one plant.

My Tromboncino Squash has taken over the wooden tee-pee I built for it and is now going after my […]

Easy Jalapeno Popper Recipe

Last night I made jalapeño poppers on a whim with jalapeños from my garden. They were delicious and could not be easier. I will preface this by saying that fresh green jalapeños are much sweeter then ones left to turn red, which become very hot. Not that this is bad. It is just an observation. […]

Garlic and Shallot Harvesting

Well, it happened sooner than I thought, but a couple days ago, I harvested my shallots and garlic. I knew it was time because the lower leaves were turning brown. When the softneck finally flopped over I got down to it. You can see below what I am talking about.

Garlic and Shallot bed […]