Year: 2020

Time and the Past Coming Together
Homesteading

Time and the Past Coming Together

I am working on two landscaping projects in our backyard.  The first one is maintenance and reparation of our 16 year old arbor that my husband built for our oldest daughter’s wedding and we moved with us when we bought the farm/homestead.  It was also used in our youngest daughter’s Lord of the Rings wedding […]

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Fall Farm Shenanigans
Homesteading

Fall Farm Shenanigans

So many things to do in the fall, and some of them are just for fun.  Weather predicting with persimmons is one thing I have been introduced to recently by Patara with Appalachia’s Homestead.  Apparently if there are spoons (or shovels), it means there will be a lot of snow.  So I cut open a persimmon, […]

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Preserving the Harvest, Misc.
Homesteading

Preserving the Harvest, Misc.

 I am so glad that my husband takes the time to ask, “What are you going to do today?”  I really appreciate it when he seems interested in the time we spend apart.  He gets so busy sometimes and his head is so full of his agenda. . .Today when he asked, I started looking […]

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Homestead Harvest and Maintenance
Homesteading

Homestead Harvest and Maintenance

The harvest continues.  The tomatoes have been coming in like crazy and we have put up 31 quarts of spaghetti sauce and 15 quarts of tomatoes with green chilies.  We are picking green beans as they come along (slim pickings as the rabbits helped themselves first to the plants) and canning them along with the […]

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Busy Homestead Season
Homesteading

Busy Homestead Season

So much has been happening! We are harvesting blueberries, blackberries, goji berries, raspberries, strawberries, string beans, beets, tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, red clover blossoms, mint, so many things I can’t even remember them all!  So far we have put up 45 quarts of beets.  We’ve eaten string beans and put up 1 quart while processing beets. […]

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Homesteading

Camper RV Remodel Video

Just a quick tour of our finished (?) travel trailer.  Yes, I need to learn skills in videography.  LOL.  Anyway, I will never think it is quite finished so I thought I would film it, rather than wait forever.  Enjoy.

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Garden/ducks/pigs/family
Homesteading

Garden/ducks/pigs/family

The garden is well on it’s way.  We have had generous helpings of rain, and the growth has been good.  My husband has done a great job with whipping it into shape with a little help from his apprentice (me).  We are starting to be able to harvest green beans, beet greens, and we have […]

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How to Launch a Duck House Without Getting Wet
Homesteading

How to Launch a Duck House Without Getting Wet

Today we were successful in many things.  Our beautiful duck house floats!  Yay!  First fear vanquished. When I went online to look at duck houses and what I would want for a duck house, I was surprised to see that they cost between $1400 and over $2,000.  We made this one from scraps in our […]

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Camper Remodel Test
Homesteading

Camper Remodel Test

Wow!  We took the Travel Trailer out for a spin to celebrate our anniversary.  So many things worked so well, but there are a few things that need tweaking. Loved the new coffee pot that took it’s place on it’s bedroom coffee/wine bar and kept the kitchen counter clean.  That beautiful coffee pot just sings.  […]

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May 4, 2020
Homesteading

May 4, 2020

So much is happening, I can tell that it’s Spring! Definitely a lot more farm related projects in the spring! The ducks and chicks have sure grown!  As a matter of fact, the ducks have grown so much it has prompted us to think about what is next.  So I bought the ducks as I […]

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