Category Archives: Homesteading

Anything and everything that has to deal with living on the land – critters, 4 leggeds, flowers, gardens, canning, off-grid, solar, building our house, and making a home.

Spring 2012

Friday - 27 April 2012

Been a busy spring, just starting to get the veggie garden going: The sedum is happy this time of year. Russel got this shot of a Redwood Moth. We went to a birthday party .. here we are in April 2012. Seems like I never have the time and energy to work on my sites, […]

Canning Tomatos

Tuesday - 7 September 2010

The garden is in full harvest mode, so what energy I have is going there. Haven’t had time to work this site theme or any other Word Press projects right now. We did harvest many of our tomatoes: And we canned up 7 pints. We used the cold pack – 60 min water bath method. […]

Caterpillars on the dill

Sunday - 15 August 2010

Today I went out to pick some dill head and leaf.. and found a least seven black swallowtail caterpillars on my dill plant! Guess they love dill, and I am mostly done with it so they can eat it. I hope they form their chrysalis close by so I can watch that transformation. Next year […]

June and July in the Garden

Thursday - 8 July 2010

The garden is doing much better now that some heat has finally come on. We started harvesting butterstick summer squash and black beauty zucchini last week. With tons more to come on. We also have planted light green Lebanese squash, some globe zucchini and a few others, I am sure Russel will be tired of […]

Bumper Crop of SugarSnap Peas!

Wednesday - 30 June 2010

As I talked about ( in this post ) I have, for lack of a better way to describe it, been sick for going on 7 weeks now. We also had a cold and wet spring, which made the sugar snap peas very happy.. and me too. This doesn’t look like it, but every other […]

Early Spring Garden

Thursday - 9 April 2009

Finally a bit of rain after some gloriously sunny and warm spring days. Russel is doing a burn today, and hopefully this weekend..slash from tree cuttings that just seems to pile up so fast. He is getting the fencing in place on the new flat, don’t think we will be able to get a greenhouse […]