Homestead Buzz – Deafening Silence

When you love someone, you are never really prepared to lose them. Continue reading “Homestead Buzz – Deafening Silence”

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In the Kitchen – Easy Caramel Corn

As a little girl, two of my favorite Circus treats were Cotton Candy and Caramel Corn. Though I’ve yet to figure out how Continue reading “In the Kitchen – Easy Caramel Corn”

In the Garden – What Every Gardener Needs – a Journal!!

If you want to minimize failure and maximize fun and success, then keeping a Garden Journal is one of your most valuable tools! Continue reading “In the Garden – What Every Gardener Needs – a Journal!!”

In the Garden – Planting Your Own Seeds

Learn how to easily start your own seeds and insure they get off to a good start. Continue reading “In the Garden – Planting Your Own Seeds”

In the Garden – Lifespan & Viability of Seeds

Lifespan & Viability of Seeds – Learn about the life expectancy of Continue reading “In the Garden – Lifespan & Viability of Seeds”

In the Garden – Grow a Year’s Worth of Produced

How to Grow a Years Worth of Produce – Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to grow a years worth of produce? Well, it is possible – let us show you how!

[This post has been updated since it originally ran in January 2017]

My grandpa was a Midwest farm boy and even after he grew up and made a life for himself in southern California, the farm boy never left him.  He always had a garden and much to the annoyance of his neighbors (and the county) he Continue reading “In the Garden – Grow a Year’s Worth of Produced”

In the Garden – Ordering Seed Catalogs

Can you believe it’s already 2018!! It’s never too early to start thinking about your garden. In fact, if you plan on starting your own seeds, some of them need to be started this month!! Continue reading “In the Garden – Ordering Seed Catalogs”

Elderberry – the Natural Cold & Flu Fighter

Did you know studies have shown Elderberry can significantly reduce symptoms of Continue reading “Elderberry – the Natural Cold & Flu Fighter”

Homestead Buzz – Adventures in First Year Beekeeping

And…. We’re back!!

It’s been a while since we Continue reading “Homestead Buzz – Adventures in First Year Beekeeping”

Our Brush with Fame and the Brush Off

Have you noticed there seems to have been an explosion of reality tv programs revolving around homesteading &/or living off-grid?  I don’t know about you, but we really enjoy these shows, learning many things at the expense of the trials and tribulations of others.

…and it makes us feel less alone in our own trials and tribulations, which only seem to be mounting, but I’ll explain a bit more about that in a moment.

Last fall, we were contacted by Continue reading “Our Brush with Fame and the Brush Off”