Hoardsteading

They’re are several keys to successful homesteading- today I’d like to talk about the ugly reality behind frugal farm adventures. The truth is we are level one hoarders. According to aftermath.com “Hoarding Level One: Clutter is not excessive, all doors and stairways are accessible, there are no odors, and the home is considered safe and sanitary.”Continue reading “Hoardsteading”

Operation SOS – Save our Strawberries: Part 1

As previously mentioned – this is a last ditch effort to see if we can save the very neglected and badly planned strawberry garden. We already knew we lost over half the plants in between planting and year two- pretty disappointing. Last year we weeded them out – once- and it just wasn’t enough toContinue reading “Operation SOS – Save our Strawberries: Part 1”

Raising Chickens for Meat: A Third Year in Review

Well, this year has brought us some relatively large changes as far as raising our own meat birds. (For a recap click Here, Here and also check out our Cost Of blog, ifen you’re interested.) First – we only bought 3 bags of flock raiser feed and then moved onto the meat bird crumbles atContinue reading “Raising Chickens for Meat: A Third Year in Review”

Emergency Preparedness: First Aid Kit

My head weighs a thousand pounds with all the doom I can conjure. My mom calls it “borrowing worry” and although I try not to, I’ve found the only way I can quiet the constant “but this” and “what if”, is to just be a good girl scout and be overly prepared. Plus, the wholeContinue reading “Emergency Preparedness: First Aid Kit”

Organization Tips from a Homesteader Mom with way too much stuff.

There is a lot to be said about organization as a tool of the trade – jobs take less time, create less stress. A neat work environment leads to more work accomplished. An organized homestead is a productive and fruitful one. As active “Hoardsteaders*”, we have a dozen or more projects going at any givenContinue reading “Organization Tips from a Homesteader Mom with way too much stuff.”

How To- Make Slime!

How To: Make Slime!
3 Simple Recipes and 5 Tips For Slime Making Success.

Homestead Update – January & February 2019

A recap for the months of January and February of 2019 at Gillis Gardens, LLC.

2018 Goals Recap

The end of year reckoning- how well did we do accomplishing our goals?