Fall/Winter Garden Update! 

   Gosh, where do I begin? I need to update more often, that’s for sure! My fall/winter garden isn’t quite where I wanted it to be for October, but that’s okay. I’ve had some problems these last few months, I’ve learned a lot (that’s…

Creating my Herb Garden!

Mums and Sage on my front porch. 💚 Join me on my journey to create my herb garden! Right now my potted herbs are here, there, and everywhere, but very soon they will be growing wild in my backyard. Do you see that little…

Hello, Fall Garden

   We have been busy little bees at the Anderson homestead! 😉    This last week I decided to let my munchkins take a break from their homeschool lessons to learn a few real life skills. We harvested the last of our veggies from…

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….