Most people probably think I’m crazy or weird. I usually get some odd looks when I tell them about what I do. I understand farming and homesteading isn’t for everyone. But for me, I found a passion in it. I follow that passion, and it makes for a pretty good life. That being said,… Continue reading A New Addition
When I started planning last years garden in the early spring of 2016, I had a few things I intended on doing. 1-Grow enough food to feed the family, and treats for the animals. 2-Preserve the extras by canning, dehydrating, or freezing. 3-Grow open pollinated and heirloom plants to save seeds. I succeeded for the… Continue reading The Fourth Garden
The last four months for my family have been filled with chaos. The holidays have been a big contributor with a good month of dinners and family get togethers which I absolutely love. But the biggest factor has been embracing a huge new change for us. The biggest consumption of our time the last 4… Continue reading Moving to the mountains
Around the end of September about a week before my birthday I got a phone call from my sister. “Happy birthday, I got you a pig!” Now most people would think that was odd, but for me that was the perfect present. My continuously expanding farm has turned from a part time hobby to a… Continue reading Mother of Pigs
I have officially declared war on squash bugs. After coming home after a two week vacation in Oregon and finding almost all my pumpkin and squash dead, I’ve decided they have to go.
I live in the desert and it’s HOT! Ridiculously hot. It’s very common for the temps to stay in the triple digits for weeks with a couple days break (and by break I mean 98°) then back up to 100° plus.