This group is for anyone who homesteads or is just trying to live a more self sufficient lifestyle. Share your recipes and tips for the homestead.
My hubby and I live on a small farm have goats, horses, dogs, cats and soon, chickens. We garden and can. I am also trying my hand at cheesemaking !
We would love to hear your ideas for the homestead. Welcome ! Come sit a spell with us.
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Friday, August 21 at 11:45 AM
Friday, August 21 at 3:27 AM
I'm going to wait a little longer before I start the lettuces, which I mainly plant to take up space in the empty barrels from finished summer crops. Just about all of it goes to the chickens but it's fun to grow. I'm still getting eggplants, bell peppers, okra, and of course my green onions, garlic chives, parsley, oregano, basil, rosemary & tarragon. The only herbs I have to replant annually are the basil and parsley. Everything else has been growing or coming back for as long as 10 years. I am bummed that my mirlitons didn't make it this year. One day the vines were gorgeous and within 3-4 days they were completely dead. No matter how much we watered the heat was really bad this year. Next year I'm going to invest in a shade cloth to see if that will help. I hate buying mirlitons from the grocery - they come from Central America and aren't as good as the Louisiana variety.
Aug 17, 2015
Aug 12, 2015
The harvest would have been a little more, but the birds were helping themselves until we got some bird netting. The netting works great, btw. At least we got some grapes this year. Last year the goats ate the vine ! Glad it recovered. :)
Aug 10, 2015
I love this video. I haven't tried it, but if I ever get a chance, I will. This would be something to try if you raise your own pork.
Aug 3, 2015