Homesteading, Organic Gardening, How to Farm, Preparedness, Self-Reliance
I had to take a drive the other day which took me through many small towns, suburbs and then into the city. It was a perfect spring day! Temps were about 70's degrees and the sun was shining. I was so happy to see everyone's flower beds blooming and tall grass had been cut. It was the exact definition of spring. Except, I was struck by the fact that it was a Sunday afternoon and there were no children outside.
Where have all of the children gone? When I was a child it would…Continue
There's just no other month like April! The grass is green and everything is starting to bloom. It's the time of year that I get busy picking plants for medicine. I have been called a squirrel when people hear about me walking in the woods every day with my clippers and bags saying I'm going foraging! I come back with bags and pockets full and lots of leaves pressed into my field guides of things I want to look up. Each plant has it's ideal time for harvesting depending on what part of…Continue
If your garden has not started producing yet or if you are in between cool and warm season crops and feeling the need for some fresh veggies then give sprouts a try. Often in the dead of winter when all we are eating is canned and frozen veggies we feel our bodies craving the crispness and nutrients that only fresh veggies can provide. Sprouts are the perfect thing to fill that gap because you can grow them in any season and under any conditions. They are also packed with nutrients and…Continue
Added by Daisy on April 10, 2012 at 9:31am — No Comments
The Happy Homesteader Blog
I know, I know...a homestead doesn't feel complete with out a milk animal, but it's so intimidating! What used to be common place is now thought of as burdensome and challenging. It's become so foreign to us that we worry about how we would handle being so close to such a large animal, how would we handle being tied down to milking her EVERY day, and how do we handle such a vulnerable product such as…Continue