Category Archives: The Garden

Let’s Pick A Snack!

Peppers, peppers and more peppers… got them all chopped and in the freezer. With supper running late, good thing there are apples on the tree so we could pick a snack.

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Picking Peppers in the Dark!

The morning started out cold so we warmed the house by starting a fire in the fireplace. Spent the afternoon canning beans, then remembered after supper that there might possibly be a frost that night. Even though they probably would … Continue reading

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Turkeys, where did you go?

We got the beans picked and snapped, now we just need to find time to can them. A lot of times I don’t follow recipes and will just randomly make something according to what we have on hand. Sometimes it … Continue reading

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We Switched Things Up a Bit

One day over the weekend the kids were gone and it was just my husband and I home. So we had us a little date scooping poop, cleaning things up and doing some much needed fixing up to a few … Continue reading

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Big Weeds? Just Sawzall ‘Em Down!

I had some mega sized weeds attempting to take over the garden. They had gotten so big that my garden clippers couldn’t even begin to touch them. I decided to break out the ole sawzall and see if it would … Continue reading

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Drying Herbs and Bad, Bad Guineas

Oh those guineas…. they’re in so much trouble! Between picking on Neville and trampling my beans down, they’re on my bad list for sure. We’re drying herbs from the garden for the first time. It’s so easy and with the … Continue reading

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Freezing Tomatoes and Harvesting Sunflowers

It’s a busy time right now. We’ve had lots of stuff going on and we’ve been away from home a lot so I’m having to try to get caught up on a lot of stuff. Then on top of that, … Continue reading

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Milk Room Complete, Mole Trouble and Making Cake

¬†We got our milk room enclosure done and it’s so nice. Just when we get that problem fixed, we have another. Moles have started taking over the garden so now we’re trying to figure out a good way to get … Continue reading

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Pulling Cucumbers and Skipping Rocks

Just another day on the homestead… all the usual chores, got cucumber plants pulled and the bed ready for replanting. Summer time is passing quickly so we made sure to get in some swimming and enjoy the evening with a … Continue reading

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New Rabbit, Canning Tomatoes, and Planting More Beans

Meet our newest addition to the homestead… a Mini Rex rabbit. She’s so cute! We’re having a hard time coming up with a name that fits her. Do you have any suggestions? Aside from getting the new rabbit, we got … Continue reading

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