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.







Website of the Week:


The website of the week for this week is, There are many places online and offline which one can find seeds to buy or swap with others. However, is the only free one I know of. Johhny Max and The Queen, hosts of the Self-Sufficient Homestead Show, are nice enough to […]

Website of the Week: USDA Plant Hardiness Map

USDA Plant Hardiness Map


I already linked to this site on my Facebook page one day last week, but I think it deserves its own place here as website of the week. This map is an invaluable tool to every gardener as it helps one determine which plants will survive within a certain area. […]

Seeds already?

I went out to do some harvesting today and found that some of my collards and leaf lettuce was already going to seed. To be honest I shouldn’t have been too surprised since the plants are from last fall. Still though I was surprised to seed the beginnings of seed so early. I put some […]