Houseplant 911- Croton Addition

I fancy myself to have quite the green thumb- even tho I don’t have a lot of space or natural light in my house. And let’s face it, some of us got caught up in the excitement of new houseplants last year without learning enough about them to keep them happy healthy and thriving. SoContinue reading “Houseplant 911- Croton Addition”

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”

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”

2021 Goals!

Better late then never- and hey, I’m actually ahead of where I was last year! Also – Happy April! Once again- I’ll be treating this as a list of goals and a general update on the farm because multitasking. In fact I’m cooking pasta as I write this. It’s bound to explode in my face.Continue reading “2021 Goals!”

2020 Goals: Updated

Let me start this blog out with a long drawn out, slightly hysterical bout of laughter Ahahahahhahbahaahbahahahahaahaaaaa 2020 was NOTHING like what we expected it to be- so much so that the reverberations can still be felt. So without further ado- our updated goal list for 2020- what the heck did we actually get doneContinue reading “2020 Goals: Updated”

2020 Homestead Goals

I am so late on this But it’s better late then never- just in time for summer – our 2020 goals blog! Turns out that because of the late timing of this blog, we’ve already been able to accomplish a bit on some of these. So as to condense blogs I’ll be giving short updatesContinue reading “2020 Homestead Goals”

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.