Goodbye, Spring Garden

On Monday, September 19th, I said goodbye to my very first garden, my spring/summer 2016 garden. It was hard to say goodbye, but it needed to be done so I could plant my fall crops.     As I harvested the last of the veggies,…

Homemade Garlic Powder 

The garlic growing around our tree, some green garlic, and my garlic harvest. When we moved into our home, back in the summer of 2007, we had no idea what was growing around our tree. We figured it was some sort of flower. Our…

Homesteading 

What is Homesteading? “Homesteading is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. It is characterized by subsistence agriculture, home preservation of foodstuffs, and it may or may not also involve the small scale production of textiles, clothing, and craftwork for household use or sale. Modern homesteaders often…

Gardening for the first time…

It was in the fall of  2015 when I decided to plant a spring/summer garden. My goal was to feed my family fresh fruits and veggies all summer long, preserve and can foods for winter, save lots of money, and steer clear of chemicals….

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