2011 Vegetable Garden

~Our Home Education Program~

| 2011 Vegetable Garden, Charlotte Mason, Home Education, Homestead Management, Reader Questions

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I think it is pretty safe to say that most homeschooling mothers are always on the look-out for the perfect curriculum. One that is wholesome, well-rounded, simple, attractive, comprehensive, preferably inexpensive. The very existence of bustling “vendor halls” across the nation testify to this fact and we’ve all known the disappointed feeling as our hope […] Read more…


~Chitting Peas~

| 2011 Vegetable Garden, Gardening


Last year was an incredibly rainy & wet year and it was very difficult for us to find a stretch of time where the garden was dry enough to plant peas before the sun began to warm the earth too much so that the pea crop would be poor. Once we finally did get them […] Read more…


~2011 Homestead Yields & Cost Analysis~

| 2011 Vegetable Garden, Animal Husbandry, Cattle, Chickens, Cost Analysis, Dairy, Gardening, Homestead Management, Our Homestead, Pigs


We’ve come to that time of the year when all the hard work of record-keeping pays off and we can see what our 2 1/2 acres actually yielded. It’s no longer about insects, rain, and predators making us feel as though 2011 wasn’t everything that we hoped it would be.  But seeing the real figures […] Read more…


~2011 Pantry~

| 2011 Vegetable Garden, Food Preservation


As I had determined to do, I kept better records this year in various areas of our homestead and I realized yesterday morning that I was now able to tally up those records for not only the garden expenses, but also for the pantry inventory. No doubt, I did put up more food this year […] Read more…

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~August’s Garden~

| 2011 Vegetable Garden, Gardening


Sadly I didn’t make out to the garden but once during the month of August with my camera in hand. I thought of it often, but with a procrastinating attitude until I realized that August was nearly over and I needed a photo for my monthly update! August was a lousy month for the garden. […] Read more…

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~July’s Garden~

| 2011 Vegetable Garden, Gardening


{week two} {week three} {week four} We’re just beginning to see the fruit of our labors with a few stray zucchini’s trickling in and a couple pounds of peas and bush beans. I may be worrying unnecessarily, but I’m feeling altogether uneasy about the quantity of vegetation that this garden will produce for our family […] Read more…

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~June’s Garden~

| 2011 Vegetable Garden, Gardening


Once again, I’m reminded of just how much I love these monthly posts. (I hope you do too!) What a joy it is for me to see the weekly progress of our garden’s growth! When I pass through the gates, all I’m focused on are the negatives- stink bugs and cucumber beetles as I wage […] Read more…

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