Let’s talk Hybrids!

Hello everyone, Our spaces are all being planned and laid out carefully.  We have tomatoes out the wazoo already and Boy do I like growing tomatoes.   We are heading into a big weekend here at the homestead,  Memorial Day weekend on the calendar here in zone 6B is kind of considered to be the MAGICAL time…

What’s the deal with heirloom seeds? 

Hello Again Everyone! We’ve been as busy as ever here at work on the homestead.  Along with our project of growing a year’s worth of food we are also dabbling in heirloom seeds, plants and seed saving for the first time really.  It is something that we have tried in the past but not with…

Reminiscing…

Good Morning All, I hope that you’ve all had a wonderful weekend, and that your Monday morning hasn’t been to mundane so far. This morning as I was driving home from work I began thinking about all the things about my childhood that eventually I would love to share here.  Of course it is far…

Greenhouses!

We love our greenhouses here at the homestead, without them I don’t know how we would possibly be able to get as many things as we do started.  Traditional greenhouses are expensive to buy and build, because of this we instead rely on several small greenhouses that are portable, collapsible, easy and very affordable! So…

Teaching Young Children Tracking

Being school vacation week, I was presented with more than just a great amount of free time to work on my own projects like my blog here, Facebook, YouTube Channel, even getting all of our most loved generational recipes together to put into book form.  School vacation week got me thinking quite a bit about…

Raising Woodland Children

Growing up I was definitely a woodland child. I grew up running around in the dirt, exploring the woods, the child of a poultry farmer.  I grew up knowing how to slaughter a chicken or a turkey, and by the second grade I could detail every part of the process for someone.  This was not…

New look same great stuff

Good Morning Everyone, It was this morning at 5:45, that I decided to go all out and completely update everything that we have called “The Homestead Transformation” for the last four years, just 15 minutes before I had to leave for work.  I felt in a panic, how would I possibly finish everything that I…

Burnt log planter 

Evening everyone!  We started doing these burnt log planters last year.  We get TONS of request on how to do this. You can check it out in our archives  HERE !!!  Or find it on our YouTube Channel with our latest video. 

Future Growers Ep. 3

Welcome back to another fun and exciting day here at the Homestead,  We started our future grower program this season to help teach kids how to garden and grow their own food and plants.  So what did we do this week?  Well this week we planted strawberries two ways both from bare root and from…

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…