2021: A Year on the Homestead, Garden Edition

January 14, 2022 If New Year’s resolutions have taught me anything, it’s to not set New Year’s resolutions. True, I set general goals for myself and re-evaluate my vision for the Homestead; but to me that is an ongoing process instead of something I dictate on January 1st. I always strive to do better andContinue reading “2021: A Year on the Homestead, Garden Edition”

Ready… or Not?

Disclaimer: this is not a politically charged post nor is it some “tinfoil-hat-wearing” doomsday post. This post does however contain high doses of common sense blended with concern and lightly salted with sarcasm. Consider yourself warned. (Oh, and there may be an affiliate link from which I may receive a small commission at no extraContinue reading “Ready… or Not?”

A Long Hiatus and a New Obsession

This post contains an affiliate link from which we may receive compensation. It’s been way too long since I’ve taken the time to sit down and gather my thoughts enough to catch you up to date on the latest happenings on the Homestead. In short, it’s garden season. I’d be lying if I told youContinue reading “A Long Hiatus and a New Obsession”

In The Garden: 2020 In Review Pt. 5

In the final installment of this series we will focus on our garden harvest: what worked, what didn’t, how we preserved the harvest. If you haven’t read parts 1, 2, 3, & 4 you can check those posts out as well. This is likely the longest post we have created to date. There is soContinue reading “In The Garden: 2020 In Review Pt. 5”

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

This creamy-dreamy tomato soup is a perfect comfort food. The best part: this recipe can be made keto/low carb friendly, and is gluten free! As with most soups, ingredients can be added and/or omitted according to your preferred taste. Ingredients: 1 Qt. home preserved diced tomatoes (or one 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes) 3Continue reading “Creamy Tomato Basil Soup”

In the garden: 2020 in review, part 3

Installment number three in this series finds us focusing on the early portion of our vegetable growing season (pre-harvest.) Much was to be learned as well as celebrated in our 2020 garden; join me as I recall the year’s successes and struggles. If you’ve missed the previous installments, start here at part 1 before continuingContinue reading “In the garden: 2020 in review, part 3”