B2E vs. Organic Market

Here is a photo of our butternut squash (top) grown in our combo B2E hugulkultur swale versus an organically grown butternut squash (bottom) from the grocery store. A picture is worth a thousand words. The proof is in the produce, folks. And a B2E squash is worth about 3 organic market squashes.

Homestead Update

It has been a while, friends! The last 2 weekends in a row, we've had company. Which was nice. But that means that in focusing our efforts on the inside of the house to make it a haven for hospitality, we've been doing the bare minimum outside. My husband spend the day Monday running errands. … Continue reading Homestead Update

Making Comfrey Salve

I have had an abundant comfrey harvest. In my experience, when God delivers an abundance of a specific crop, it's usually an advance deposit on a need we end up having later. So I'm taking this wonderful stuff to propagate the roots from cuttings, and making infused oil which will then be made into a … Continue reading Making Comfrey Salve

Etsy listing available in my shop

We've got bare root strawberries!These plants are prolific. And frankly, they're beginning to over crowd and take over the terrace bed below them. So, we're cleaning house...or garden... Whatever.Anyway, feel free to check out our Etsy shop for these strawberry plants 🍓They ship bare root, in time for fall planting.Check out my Back to Eden … Continue reading Etsy listing available in my shop

Homestead Update

We've reached a standstill with preserving our harvest. As I'm sure many of you have as well, we've encountered a mason jar shortage. That means all those honey jars and pasta sauce jars I've saved over the years are being put into service. And praise God I bought brands that are compatible with regular mouth … Continue reading Homestead Update

Homestead Update

Oh guys... I have so many 1/2 started posts... Truthfully, this is our busiest time of year between reviewing the kids' lessons and prepping for new material, working out in the gardens, taking care of the animals-- our days are full, but in a good way.I've actually contacted a landscaping contractor to come help with … Continue reading Homestead Update

Homestead update

We packed up my husband this morning with homemade doughnuts, fresh-picked blueberries from a friend, and goat paraphernalia and sent him off to retrieve our dairy goats! We've been reading The Hobbit as a family, so the kids thought it amusing that Papa was headed out on a "perilous adventure" with all his provisions. We … Continue reading Homestead update

Homestead Update

Well, we're as busy as ever here. Had visitors last weekend so this weekend is catching up/jumping back into regularly scheduled things.We had a nice and uneventful Father's day. That particular holiday usually finds someone sick or injured in our family, so it was nice that nothing terrible happened this year- yay for no stomach … Continue reading Homestead Update

Project Raspberries (and Blackberries, and Currants)

Well so much for skating through this summer just doing maintenance. I really hadn't planned on doing a berry hedge rescue mission. But such is life, right? You can see in this pic the nice, neat line of weed killer that began along my neighbor's side of the fence... And just decimated my fruit bushes... … Continue reading Project Raspberries (and Blackberries, and Currants)

French Drain= Fenceline Swale Solution

For the last...2 and a half years? I forget... We've been fighting against runoff from our neighbor's place. Technically, it's from the cattle pasture on the other side of our neighbor's place... I digress. Anyway, with the latest storm and flash flood, we (almost) lost our potatoes, tomatoes and peppers, kale, rhubarb, Fennel, Lavender, Swiss … Continue reading French Drain= Fenceline Swale Solution