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”

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.

Homestead Update – January & February 2019

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

The Cost of: Beginner Beekeeping

A Breakdown of our First Purchase of Beekeeping Equipment and How Much It Cost.

The Cost of Raising Chickens For Meat

This was a summer of firsts- and one of the most important ones was our first time raising our own chickens for meat. We went big, raising enough for not just our expanding family for a whole year, but also raising a years worth for my parents. We are very excited about how the wholeContinue reading “The Cost of Raising Chickens For Meat”