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…

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 frenzy

Spring is a very busy time of year on the Homestead.  The “to-do” list grows exponentially fast with the melting of snow.  There is SOOOO much to get done. Technically speaking, we have 6 weeks to complete our to-do list before we need to transplant our seedlings outdoors(usually around June 1st).  Being that our growing seasons…

365 days in…

It has been a magnificently busy first year on the homestead and we couldn’t be happier. We both feel like we got a lot accomplished as far as projects and are looking forward to the slow down that comes with the snow around these parts. Although it is only October, our weather forecast calls for…