Just a quick update on the homestead. With the start of school and being a teacher entering the classroom during a pandemic, I find all my free-time evaporate into converting in class material to be accessible online. Needless to say, I have no down time. Blogging and video creation for Living a Sustainable Dream is … Continue reading Facing Life’s Challenges
If you don't know how to use a pressure canner and would like to learn, this is a great video for you. Carrots are a real treat fresh from the garden, but that experience doesn't have to end with the harvest season. Carrots can be canned and preserved for the entire winter and into summer … Continue reading Pressure Canning Carrots and Pressure Canning Basics
This year I had a great time harvesting my vegetables from my garden and preserving them for future use. This year I was able to harvest my Basil and make Pesto. I really love to make pesto and freeze it, so when I am wanting to make chicken pesto pizza, or any other dish that … Continue reading Making Pesto from Garden Fresh Basil
I was in my kitchen and wanting a snack and had a craving for my lemon cucumbers. I had picked some the day before and they were chilled and waiting in my fridge. I did the usual, peeled, sliced, and quartered the lemon cucumber, added a little salt and pepper and ranch. As I was … Continue reading Garden Fresh: Lemon Cucumber Walnut Salad
Mark and I have been living on our homestead for about 6 years and every time we get ready to build an out building, garden, solar array, pump house, etc...we find ourselves asking many question such as: Where do we want to locate this building or structure and why? How often are we going to … Continue reading Out Building Location = Smart Homesteading
Letting our “Ladies” and Roosters out
Krista and Ms. Rhode Island Red. This is our first time having the Rhode Island Red Chickens and they are a great addition to our flock. These ladies are great egg layers.
I am just about done canning and storing our harvest for the season. I pressure canned our carrots from our garden last week and thought, OK, I am done for a bit. I am planning on making jam with our berries, raspberries, huckleberries, strawberries, and Saskatoon berries, during the winter months. But for now, they are all bagged and sitting in our freezer safe and sound.
Here chick, chick, chick! I love it when they all come running. Side Note: I left my chard and spinach for the ladies to eat. The greens are good for them.
Well, while I was walking our dog with my son I ran into a neighbor and he offered some apples from…
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These past few weeks we have wrapped up the fall harvest. We salvaged what we could from the garden and took the hoop houses down. Our back room has the tomatoes strewn about, so they can ripen. Our garden did not produce much this year. We planted late, the heat wave shocked the plants, and … Continue reading Wrapping up the Fall Harvest