Upcoming YouTube Lineup 

Hey Everyone!  If you haven’t checked out our YouTube channel yet, what are you waiting for? Homestead Transformation Just click that link right up there, you can see videos that go along with most of our blog posts! We will also be introducing a few new series this summer. We’ve already rolled out  FUTURE GROWERS…

Growing Organic at Home

So many turn to gardening as a way to get food products, and know exactly what it is that is going into them. Some even bout to their friends on social media with their giant plants that they are all organic. Now to the unknowing eye, they don’t notice that container of Miracle Grow sitting…

What we have going on…

Well here it is I am not even gong to say what we have planned for tomorrow, because of course every time that I do… it snows again. So tomorrow we are planning to do something we’ve been planning for the last three weeks. We will be finishing up filming on a couple spots tomorrow…

Big News for Cape Cod

Cape Cod is the vacation wonderland of New England and although at times the traffic can be troublesome, the Army Corps of Engineers made a solution for that with the creation of the Cape Cod Canal Tunnel. The tunnel that has been used for years by permit holders is about to get a new and…

What’s the dirt? Tilling and Testing – Year 2 

As a gardener I’ve always known that what was in the soil was important, but it wasn’t until last year when I began working at a major home improvement store seasonally that I learned the importance of actually testing the soil.  Now one could think that they taught us to always ask the costumer if…

Feed Plots

Hello Everyone,  Today we worked on something that is a different part of our life as homesteaders.  Today we worked on our feed plot.  What is a feed plot?  Well a feed plot is a supplemental food source for wild life.  More often than not it has some type of legume but they are certainly…

Tomatoes – Part 1

Our greenhouse is budding with life right now. Broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, tomatoes, and well you guessed it more tomatoes. In fact we have 18 different varieties of tomatoes growing. We have 5 soon to be 6 heirloom varieties. 2 organic and 10 everyday or hybrid varieties.  Now if you’ve followed me from the very beginning…

Saturday

Our two future growers take on a popular Pinterest garden pot craft today, and take it down. No Pinterest FAILS here only Pinterest Gold!

Reduce, Re-use, Recycle Garden Hose Wreath

Crafting Cheap Take 2!! To help out my frugal friends I’ve decided to share with you another great DIY cheap craft.  If you’re down for some spring time decorating but want to leave the bunny behind FEAR NOT! I have another cheap craft solution to ease your woes.  Today we are going to be doing a…

Q&A Session

Hey everyone!  I hope you had a terrific day!  I was thinking about all the things we can do on our YouTube Channel and all of the ways we can get YOU, yes you there behind the keyboard, smart phone, or tablet involved!! We wouldn’t have made it this far without ALL OF YOU!  So…

Easy Inexpensive Wreath

One of the newest trends hitting Pinterest hard is wreath making. Every single season, every single holiday there is a wreath to be made! Well don’t worry about it.

Did you think I forgot you? 

I hope not! There have been so many things going on over the last few weeks here at The Half-Acre Homestead.  We’ve been getting all of our seedlings started over the last few weeks. We have been hoping to get our outdoor sows in but two final blasts of cold and snow here in the…