Joining of Seeders

In the summer of 2015, I was reading the Market Gardener book. In the book, he talks about seeders and I have seen my father in law use these at his house too. I then made an off hand comment to my husband that I would really like a seeder, and thus the search apparently began? We were driving down the road, and there was a garage sell that had a seeder for $40, but Tim and I had already deteremined we only wanted to spend about $20 on a seeder. We did end up talking to the guy at the garage sale, and purchased my seeder for $20! We told one of our friends about our SWEET BUY, as a new one of these could go for $100Continue reading “Joining of Seeders”

April showers bring May flowers


Spring keeps moving forward and fast, though the weather hasn’t made up its mind between snowing, raining, sleeting and sunshine. I have a hard time keeping straight the days and weeks so it is a good thing I planned out my calendar over the winter. Below is a little checklist I put together for this first week of April… Continue reading “April showers bring May flowers”

What a Glorious Day!

The broad fork is done! Steel is cut, welded together, hardened, painted, and the wood handles are in place! This has been a work in progress since Christmas but, Today…TODAY, I USED MY BROAD FORK! Now I do have to admit the broad fork is heavy (probably 30-50lbs), but it works wonders.  Continue reading “What a Glorious Day!”

Holy Week on the Homestead

As a Christian, Holy week is a big deal! It is the great coming of our King into Jerusalem, Him giving up his life for all of us, and ends at the wonderful RESURRECTION! Holy week while it has many big events in my faith, it also marks some events in the gardening community. My husband was always taught by his dad that Good Friday is the day to get potatoes and onions in the ground!

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Soil Blocks!

In the past I have used the coir that you add water to, it should expand and then is your soil, but this year I am trying something a little different. The reason I choose to do soil blocks is you can start with a very small amount of dirt used, and wait until the plants sprout and then pot up. Potting up is easy too. You just pick up the small block and place it into the hole made by the big soil block maker. The soil block makers go up in size and are easy to see when the roots are outgrowing their block. Continue reading “Soil Blocks!”

2016 Goals

Hello all! Part of my 2016 goals is to become more consistent in my blogging. In order to do this I may expand out my topics past the garden. I have branched out with the recipes page but want to take it further. This blog will really start to include ALL of my “hobbies” from homemade cleaning products, homemade personal care products, sewing projects (once I get good enough), etc. etc. I am excited about all those possibilities, but for this week I will be sticking with the good ol’ seed starting. Continue reading “2016 Goals”

What is that thing?

On Sunday (1-10), I posted three pictures of my family working on a “special kind of something” on Facebook. I had people guessing at what the heck “that thing” could be. Well here is the answer…it is a BROAD FORK.

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What To Do Now That It’s Winter!

Now that it is winter is the time to kick up my feet and relax…well sort of!

In the winter is when I start my planning for next season. What new tools would make next season easier? Am I growing for just my family or am I growing to sell this year? What kind of plants do I want to grow? How many plants do I need to grow? Where are the plants going to go in the garden? Continue reading “What To Do Now That It’s Winter!”