Around the Homestead

Admiring one of the artichokes that got away from us at the farm. Back home, I got to nibble on the first fruits from the goji berry I planted last year. I had thought it wasn’t going to be ready this season as the estimates I saw showed it producing earlier in the summer, but…

Around the Homestead

This weeks workershare shift was spent trimming garlic. I really enjoyed sitting outside in the shade on such a beautiful day working on them, and ended up staying an hour longer than normal. In my own garden, the little sideyard is now covered in cantaloupe and watermelon vines I’ve dug the first of the Purple…

Honey Roasted Rhubarb

2 cups rhubarb, chopped 1/4 cup honey 2 TBSP orange juice Mix all ingredients and place in a greased baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes at 400°. Serve over yogurt.

CSA Workshare Part 2

I ended up being the only workershare to make it through the whole season. There were some hard days to be sure, but I really enjoyed my time there and I’m looking forward to take the next step and start my own small market garden next season.  Each shift I posted one photo of the…

Autumn Air

It’s turned cool and rainy here, bringing the definite feel of autumn to the garden.  Although spring came late and summer was cooler than normal, most of  my plants are already done for the year.  The last 2 weeks have been a flurry of activity to harvest and preserve everything when it came in one…

Making changes!

My house will officially be up for sale as of Monday!  I’m ready to move out a little further and think I’ll be able to find something in the 3-5 acre range so I can expand my homesteading operations a bit.  I’ve spent all week stressing and cleaning, but things are coming together.  It’s ready…

Catching up

Over the winter, I upgraded my rabbitry.  My sunroom now houses my new zealand does and silver fox buck, with room for growouts.  I plan on switching over to all silver foxes this year, as I’m really loving the breed.  I still have my angora couple living outdoors, but I plan to get out of…

Spring has Sprung

Spring has finally made it to Wisconsin.  My tulips opened last week and the world is starting to green up as the trees leaf out. I’ve got a few of the cold weather things in the ground, and this week I’ll finish digging the beds and get the rest planted. This year I’ve got a…

Proverbs 31 Sampler

For the last couple winters, I’ve been (very) slowly working on my first cross stitch sampler, A Virtuous Woman. I think the Proverbs 31 Woman is the perfect role model for the homesteader and I really enjoyed the project. And where it ended up.

Audio Adrenaline

I went to an Audio Adrenaline concert on Friday, and it was awesome!  They were touring with Kutless, Finding Favour, and Shine Bright Baby.  The last wasn’t my thing, but boy did those hyper lil things do their best to put on a great show. On my old blog, I had a concert listing that…

Merry Christmas and a food update

Merry Christmas everyone! I wanted to check in with what I’ve been doing with my meals during my no spend month. I used some great old and new recipes. I kept a log of every meal on one of the forums I went to, but I’ll give you some highlights here 🙂 I plan do…

Pantry Inventory

This month I’m doing a no-spend challenge for myself.  I will not be spending any money except to pay necessary bills and the mortgage.  Meals will simply be made out of the pantry.  I did ensure I stocked up on enough feed and hay for my animals before I got started.  Since it’ll cover Christmas…