How to: Root Elderberry Branches

I’m going to cover two different ways to root Elderberry bushes in this blog- one by water and one by dirt. Get yourself some elderberry branches- healthy ones from a living plant. I’ve bought them from Etsy – this shop and this shop have both worked out well for me. Put them in water inContinue reading “How to: Root Elderberry Branches”

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”

Should We Start Breeding Pigs- The Why & The How

The spring of 2020 was INSANE, I think we can all agree. And in this blog I’m going to ruminate over pigs and what the heck happened last year. I don’t know about what other homesteaders went thru in their respective areas, but holy smokes. Piglets were a hot commodity – for a few reasons.Continue reading “Should We Start Breeding Pigs- The Why & The How”

Raising Pigs for Meat: The Second Time Around

A look into our second year of raising pigs for meat on our small homestead in Maine.