Homesteading

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Garden Update

As you’ll see in the pictures, our garden is very GREEN right now.  The biggest bonus is that it’s green with all things I want and very few weeds!  We are gardening totally organic again and have done some companion planting to help with those efforts.  I have also been hand-picking caterpillars from the lettuce

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Fruits of our labor

As we all know, growing our own fruits and vegetables requires a great deal of patience. This year I am so excited to see the pay-off from all those years of patience.  We started making changes and adding to our property years ago, envisioning the homestead we someday hope to have.  Each new year brings

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The first “pings” of summer

Today officially kicked off canning season for me.  Our chokecherries are coming on a little strange this year but Lilly and I picked enough for our first few batches of jelly and syrup.  Last year they seemed to ripen and all be ready to pick at the same time.  Yesterday one entire tree was very

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Progress

Growing up I always dreamed of living on a farm. There was a farm house on the way to the lake we camp at that I used to call “my house” even. I imagined days full of kids, a big garden, orchard, flowers, chickens, cows, and a big country kitchen with a slamming screen door,