Summer Squash Sweet Relish

The summer of 2017 was a WET summer.  Below average temperatures, and what seemed like endless rain, wrecked havoc on most of the gardeners dreams of successful crops. Certain crops are more hardy than others, and while planning for the garden this year, we took into consideration, the Old Farmers Almanac‘s advice on predicted rainy summer…

Canned Salsa

When October rolls around on the Homestead, food preservation becomes a priority.  Crop harvesting before the first threat of frost usually happens sometime between late September and eary October, which creates an over-abundance of ripe, ready to eat, veggies.  To combat food waste we utilize three forms of food preservation: 1-Canning: Without a doubt, the…

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Summer is in full swing and that means our crops are flourishing, harvesting is happening on the daily, and food preservation has begun.  We’ve already canned a few Springtime goodies, but with summer here and the berries abundant, let the jamming begin. When it comes to making jam, in past years we have always depended…

A glorious greenhouse and gargantuan gardens.

Although the blog has been quiet, the homestead has been anything but!  It’s been a crazy, busy Spring (our busiest season) and we are super excited to share with everyone what we have been up too. There has been an addition added to the garden that will allow us to expand our short growing season….we’ve…

Spring foraging

One of my favorite parts of the changing seasons is when spring comes around after the snow melt and life begins to grow again on the homestead. Springtime means free food to us folk who enjoy foraging and with the right amount of patience, determination and sheer luck, one can really supply themselves with a…