9/13/2016 8:31:00 AM
It's the time of year to take account of the growing season, acknowledge the rewards of you labor, and note what you should do differently next year.
7/22/2016 12:51:48 PM
Growing food in your front yard may seem like a strange idea, but it's worked out very well for us!
7/5/2016 4:17:00 PM
Anyone can reap early garden lettuces for days with little work.
5/31/2016 1:07:00 PM
A biblical tradition done the modern way.
3/1/2016 1:25:00 PM
An essay about the process of arriving at an understanding that modern life is too fast paced, and that communication with one's spouse is critical as a couple comes to the realization that over many years of life and raising a family, the homesteading lifestyle is what you've always really wanted.
11/19/2015 10:28:00 AM
Collard greens are delicious and make a great addition to your late summer garden.
11/2/2015 9:30:00 AM
Dried beans are not only delicious, packed full of nutrition, but extremely sustainable.
10/26/2015 9:46:00 AM
We got our first frost of the year. Things are winding down on our urban homestead.
10/16/2015 10:29:00 AM
Pumpkins are my favorite plant in the garden. They grow quickly, look cool, and taste great!
10/6/2015 10:29:00 AM
It doesn't matter if you live in the country or in a big city, you can homestead anywhere.
9/11/2015 8:51:00 AM
A little downtime once in a while is a good thing.
7/23/2015 3:08:00 PM
Carrots aren't too hard to grow, but they do require care and attention.
6/25/2015 10:35:00 AM
Squash bugs are a formidable enemy, but they can be controlled without using pesticides.
6/24/2015 3:31:00 PM
A realization would sneak into my thoughts now and then – the knowledge of the reward of previous hard work, and it brought happiness to my gardening heart.
6/18/2015 10:42:00 AM
Having four gardens means that there’s always something to do in at least one of them.
6/5/2015 9:13:00 AM
June gardening is all about weeding. Don’t let those pesky weeds get out ahead of you this year!
5/21/2015 11:40:00 AM
Fresh lettuce marks our first harvest of the year. Hopefully the start to a successful gardening season!
5/12/2015 3:06:00 PM
We moved into our new house three weeks ago, and our new homestead is starting to take shape.
4/30/2015 9:54:00 AM
Chives used to be in most everyone's backyard herb plot. They're easy to grow and delicious!
4/30/2015 9:40:00 AM
Acid-loving plants, using coffee grounds in the garden, and the great coffee grounds pH debate.
4/28/2015 10:21:00 AM
Growing greens is easy and doesn't require a lot of space. Fresh lettuce is delicious!
4/22/2015 9:26:00 AM
Easy, do-it-yourself frames for garden netting help protect your garden from critters.
4/20/2015 8:22:00 AM
Zinnias are beautiful and functional companion plants in the kitchen garden.
4/15/2015 9:44:00 AM
Peas are easy-peasy to grow and taste great. No need for fertilizer, just sun, space, water and perhaps a fence.
4/3/2015 10:08:00 AM
Starting seeds is easy. If you've never done it there is no reason to be intimidated. Here's a basic tutorial.
3/23/2015 3:26:00 PM
A nostalgic look at my childhood visits to my grandmother's home in a small rural town on the Oregon coast and how she continues to influence my own garden and life decades after her death.
2/6/2015 10:08:00 AM
Instead of spending money for sweet potato plants this spring, you can start your own and watch the amazing process at the same time.
1/15/2015 10:36:00 AM
Those seeds inside of your pumpkins are delicious - don't throw them away!
1/8/2015 9:39:00 AM
We enjoy taking the opportunity to rest and relax when it is too cold outside to garden.
12/12/2014 10:36:00 AM
December is usually a quiet time for gardeners, but we're still finding a little bit of fresh food out in the side yard.
12/12/2014 10:09:00 AM
Using re-purposed stones, see how we built our pit.
10/24/2014 9:29:00 AM
The change of seasons has me reflecting on the words of Ecclesiastes this week.
9/11/2014 2:13:00 PM
Our pumpkin harvest was small this year, due to the plague of squash bugs.
8/27/2014 2:33:00 PM
It's tomato picking time on our homestead. What better way to preserve the harvest than canned salsa?
7/24/2014 10:20:00 AM
Basil is easy to grow even in small spaces. You can use your harvest to make this easy, delicious pesto!
7/11/2014 3:08:00 PM
Homemade pickles and relish are staples around our house, but growing cucumbers can be a real challenge.
7/3/2014 9:10:00 AM
We try to use the least harmful solution to get ride of garden pests and weeds. This easy-to-make weed killer really works!
6/19/2014 2:18:00 PM
Growing a delicious salad on your own front or back porch is easy. Once you've tried your own homegrown salad you'll never want any other!
6/5/2014 8:47:00 AM
Rhubarb pie, rhubarb jam and rhubarb muffins are all on the menu in our kitchen at this time of year. What better way to eat locally and get Vitamin C then by picking and eating your own rhubarb!
6/4/2014 1:30:00 PM
This is how our whole gardening adventure got started.
5/23/2014 9:37:00 AM
Spring is the most precarious time of year for gardeners; we put our small seedlings out into the elements and hope for the best
5/19/2014 8:55:00 AM
We are trying to eat more 'greens' and found that buying organic can get costly. I planted plenty this year in hopes of having a good crop to make many green smoothies in our new Vitamix.
5/6/2014 8:51:00 AM
Maximizing garden space in a small city yard is a constant challenge, but I've found that window boxes aren't just for windows.
4/30/2014 9:05:00 AM
A chance buy at a church rummage sale has turned into our gardening bible.
4/28/2014 4:23:00 PM
These garden beds fertilize themselves the natural way!
4/28/2014 10:06:00 AM
An update of spring tasks and happenings at Green's Organic Farm and Apiary.
4/16/2014 9:21:00 AM
We got our peas in over the weekend. Peas are easy and rewarding to grow - plant yours today!
4/14/2014 9:22:00 AM
After gathering lots of old windows to build a greenhouse, life happened. We decided a mini version would be perfect this year!
3/21/2014 2:33:00 PM
Some easy advice on starting seeds for beginners or any gardener!
3/17/2014 12:06:00 PM
We converted a 1947 disabled water well house into a usable potting shed.
3/6/2014 3:29:00 PM
One of the first veggies of spring happens to be one of my favorites, peas.
2/27/2014 9:26:00 AM
100-year-old Scarlet Runner Bean seeds from Grandpa will be part of our garden this year. It's almost seed-starting time for gardeners!
2/12/2014 2:50:00 PM
It's time to remember that 'frugal' is not a dirty word. Doing things for ourselves feels good and makes us less dependent on big companies to have a full life.
2/5/2014 11:47:00 AM
Our experiment at the local community garden was a great success last year - we just renewed our plot for 2014.
1/22/2014 9:38:00 AM
California has had the worst drought year in recorded history. If we don't get some rain, farmers won't be the only ones crying the blues.
1/15/2014 1:01:00 PM
Using old-fashioned gardening tools and methods.
1/13/2014 8:45:00 AM
Rather than choosing one variety of seed, let your little micro-climate choose it for you by growing a landrace!
1/2/2014 10:31:00 AM
Winter is our time to kick back and rest up from a busy growing season.
12/24/2013 8:20:00 AM
We make relish and pickles, why not mustard?
12/10/2013 9:50:00 AM
They say timing is everything ... they say location, location, location too. We say, we need more rain, fewer weeds, longer days, and a stronger back so we can get the homestead to look the way we want it to look.
11/25/2013 9:36:00 AM
Delicious and beautiful beet relish - tastes sweet, spicy and tart!
11/19/2013 8:10:00 AM
We plant winter rye as fall comes to an end to help add "green manure" to our garden.
10/30/2013 9:12:00 AM
Grandma and Grandpa had a spring piped into the house, with the help of a neighbor we have resorted to other means.
10/23/2013 7:53:00 AM
Roasted peppers taste great all winter and are easy to make.
10/22/2013 4:04:00 PM
How personal experience and observation can save your sanity.
10/11/2013 9:41:00 AM
The seeds of my journey toward self-sufficiency were planted years ago when I visited Grandma and Grandpa on the farm.
9/4/2013 5:11:00 PM
Let me share with you the finer nuances of canning using recipes that have been handed through the generations.
8/21/2013 10:37:00 AM
What to plant in a fall garden and how.
2/15/2012 1:53:00 PM
The story of how we got here and who we are.