Well, the Fall is beginning and things are starting to slow down some and I am finally getting more chances to write. Don’t forget, even if I am not posting on the website, there is usually a lot going at our Facebook (MakingAHomestead) and Twitter (@Makeahomestead) Pages. Their format just lends itself to quick photo [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]