I make myself rich by keeping my wants fewHenry David Thoreau
Ok, so hear me out…I do not enjoy ham. You know, the classic brown sugar crusted ham that fills the house with that oh so familiar aroma. A scent that haunts you occasionally between one Thanksgiving and another. Even now, you’re counting how many months stand between you and that delicious slab of meat…toss itContinue reading “Swine on my mind (some assembly required)”
Not everyday on a homestead is filled with busy schedules. Some days are just… days. Wake up, take a bottle to the baby goats, check the food and water for the chickens, ducks, and rabbits. Make breakfast. Check the garden. Do household chores. Make lunch. Check for eggs. Clean any pens or cages that needContinue reading “Everyday Life”
Baking has always been one of my favorite things to do. From pastries, to savory pies, I have spent countless hours in the kitchen baking. When the 2020 Corona Virus quarantine hit our little town, the shelves were wiped clean. From toilet paper and paper towels, to canned vegetables, people had panicked and cleared theContinue reading “Making Beer Bread”
Today’s adventures began with an unplanned trip to get produce and canning supplies so that I might figure out the art of canning that has been lost to time. I should have researched what I was doing before I decided to go spend money on supplies, but that just isn’t how I operate. Recruiting myContinue reading “Canning On a Whim”
So just to start this blog off, I will tell you a little bit about myself and why I chose to start gardening and storing food, raising our own meat and dairy animals, and living off of our homestead. My name is Tracey, and I am 28 years old. I have 3 beautiful children: Gunner,Continue reading “Tracey loves the NerdyHomestead life!”
The first part of making sure your garden is going to be successful, is ensuring that your soil is healthy and balanced to provide you with optimum vegetation. There are four main things that contribute to efficient soil: Inorganic material I.E. Sand, silt, clay, ect. Organic matter. I.E. Decaying plant and animal matter Water AirContinue reading “Fertilizers”
I was recently turned on to a new method of gardening. An easier, less labor intensive, yet still very productive method of gardening. The Ruth Stout Method.If you have learned anything about me so far, I’m sure it is that I like low labor, high yield methods of gardening; and everything else in life toContinue reading “The Ruth Stout Method”
Not everything in life is easy. Gardening is one of those things. It is hard, laborious work. Back breaking. Not just the initial ground breaking, but the entire gardening process. From breaking the ground, to sowing the seeds, to weeding, watering, pest control, to harvesting, gardening is hard work. What do you get from allContinue reading “Hard Work isn’t easy!”
Gardening is a hobby of trial and error, but doing a little research can save you some of the hardships that come with that process. You can learn from other peoples mistakes. Every gardener had to start somewhere. One of the biggest mistakes I’ve seen people make while planting a garden is planting foods theyContinue reading “Know what to plant and plant what you know!”
Once upon a time, farmers would hook up their plow animal to their walk behind plows, and hit the field. Then came, the invention of the tractor. Modern advancements have made gardening much easier, and arguably, more effective. One of the more modern ways to garden is container gardens and raised beds. I have recentlyContinue reading “Non Traditional ways of Gardening”
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