Archive of ‘2013 vegetable garden’ category

~2013 Homestead Yields & Cost Analysis~

| 2013 vegetable garden, Broiler Chickens, Cattle, Chickens, cost analysis, dairy, In the Barnyard, In the Garden, our homestead, Pigs


It may take a little extra time and effort to track and record what your homestead is producing, but at the end of the year, it is well worth the work when you see just exactly how much food you could grow on your land. I always have found it to be very rewarding in […] Read more…


~Planting Garlic~

| 2013 vegetable garden, garlic, In the Garden


One Year Ago: ~Oinkers~ Our 2013 Vegetable Garden can be summed up in a word, “Garlic.” Last fall, even though I knew we would be giving the land a rest this year, I decided to do a little experimenting and I picked up a head of garlic from the grocery store and planted it in a […] Read more…

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~Random Glimpses {Six}~

| 2013 vegetable garden, celebrations, garlic, In the Garden, In the Kitchen, just a photo, kitchen disasters


One Year Ago: ~Weeks 36-41~  Getting the winter reading together…. While pretending it’s already here and time to start planning the 2014 garden… I’m going through gardening withdrawal in a major way!  I’m so thankful for garlic! It’s the only thing keeping me from losing my marbles. I guess no one ever said that resting the […] Read more…

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~A Peek Into Our Soil Food Web (VIDEO)~

| 2013 vegetable garden, In the Garden, Mulch Gardening


I received quite a bit of criticism since I have been re-thinking mulch gardening.  I suppose it’s understandable. After all, the Back to Eden garden does look amazing, the gardener has years of experience with wood chip mulching, and all I’ve done is read a book. After reading the book, authored by gardeners with a life […] Read more…

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~The Seventh Year~

| 2013 vegetable garden, Bible, In the Garden


Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof; And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in the fruits thereof: But the seventh year thou shalt let it rest and lie still; that the poor of thy people may […] Read more…