Welcome Spring!

We probably all have noticed the beautiful weather that is coming about (at least here in Wisconsin!), people are out jogging, dogs are being walked, and today I even saw my tulips were starting to come up! (NO JOKE!) I love these signs of spring! Spring triggers my inner gardener urge to plant stuff and play in dirt!

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Homestead Horrors

I am sure we all have these days where things don’t go quite right. Where animals get hurt, where plants don’t grow, where the dish I made for dinner didn’t taste nearly as good as it smelled…that is what I call a homestead horror.

This will be a little new category for this page of failures & believe me I am sure there will be plenty.  Continue reading “Homestead Horrors”

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”

Seed Catalog Time!

“This is the most wonderful time of the year!” It is the holiday season and we have taken time to reflect on all the things we are grateful for in life (God, family, good harvest, homes, pets, etc.) We now lunge forward to the season between Thanksgiving and Christmas…SEED CATALOG TIME! Continue reading “Seed Catalog Time!”