Well, today was a bust. Not only was it rainy and dreary, but no one came to our workshop today. Which is just as well because my daughter ran a fever (likely due to seasonal allergies) and wasn't feeling well. And the garden needed the rain, so I guess all is not totally lost. It … Continue reading Disappointment on the Homestead
Today was bee installation day! 1) nucs are way easier than package bees. 2) that's a LOT of bees. 3) the trepidation goes away after you've done it once before. It was an adrenaline rush for sure, or maybe I'm just a scaredy cat... Either way, I'm happy with how it went. I had to … Continue reading Havin’ Fun Just Messin’
Hey y'all! In honor of our Summer Workshop Series, I designed an exclusive T-shirt. Our love for the Lord and our love of permaculture meet in this punny addition to the Etsy shop. While you're at it, there are less than 12 days to the 1st of our summer workshops on Back to Eden gardening! … Continue reading It is Swale with my Soul!
Spring is one of my busiest times of year, second only to fall harvest time- harvesting, canning, preserving, storing, etc. So I've been planting, and getting seeds in the ground. Got the front landscaping tidied up The Asparagus crowns arrived last week. So they went to live in the perennial bed with the strawberries. I … Continue reading What have I been doing!?
I did some more prep work in the garden. Finished up the wattle trellises for the peas, so it's ready to go when I direct sow the peas in a few weeks. I like it; wattling is cathartic and the end result is quaint and rustic. I know I've already mentioned it, but it reminds … Continue reading Getting Ready for Spring!
It seems like a lifetime has passed since I first dreamed the potager garden. In reality, it's been about a year and a half. But it is surreal that the time to plan and plant is quickly approaching! This has been my brain child for so long, it's actually hard to believe that I've gotten … Continue reading Potager Planning
Oh, gracious... It's been a nice, but exhausting weekend. Frankly, I woke up this morning already ready for my afternoon nap. But, there's work to be done! I have a ton of luffas that need processing, seedlings to be thinned, chickens to be fed, and I'm hoping to get some garden paths built. I was … Continue reading Work Day!
I have a list of individuals who inspire me. Either by their endeavors, beliefs, or character, these people motivate me toward pursuing excellence in my own life. It doesn't matter what your passions, goals, or skills-- there is always going to be someone out there doing a better job. At the very least, they may … Continue reading Inspiration
With the potager cleaned up, I set to work identifying current plants. There were a few things planted there that I loved, for no particular reason. Some of them include primrose, day lilies, honey suckle, and today I found this beauty... Periwinkle! It's an attractive (though somewhat aggressively spreading) ground-covering ever green. This is the … Continue reading Springtime Potager discoveries
It's time, it's time!!! Today, or actually Sunday, was my 8 weeks before last frost day. So I was waiting for my tomato and pepper seeds to arrive so I could get everybody started in time for transplanting in spring. I knew we had a bunch of kids for a reason. My oldest wouldn't nap … Continue reading Seed Starts 2019