Archive of ‘In the Garden’ category

Day in the Life of a Homestead

| 2015 Vegetable Garden, Farm Scenes, In the Barnyard, In the Garden, In the Schoolroom, our homestead

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Don’t you just love a good farm tour? Honestly, if I’ve got to leave ours, I hope that’s where I’m going! Even better than a farm tour though is getting to see the in’s and out’s of farm life from not one, not two, but several homesteads… seeing what life is really like during a day […] Read more…


The Gardens in June {2015}

| 2015 Vegetable Garden, In the Garden

June 2015 Garden_-7

{Kitchen Garden 1st Week of June} {Kitchen Garden mid-June} {Kitchen Garden 1st Day of July} {Rain} Have I mentioned that it rained last month? Let me clarify that statement. The last week of May, I posted how frightfully dry our spring had been and our great concern that it was going to be a drought […] Read more…


Kitchen Garden Work

| garden, In the Garden, Mulch Gardening


{Farm Scene #4} Traditionally our Memorial Day weekend is marked by getting the garden in. Last year, because of the weather we pushed it back a week or two, but this morning was such a lovely one and the forecast looks good enough that I do believe we’re in the clear so far as frosts […] Read more…


How To Make Your Own DIY Potting Soil Mix

| garden, In the Garden, Seed Starting, seedlings

Custom Potting Soil Mix-2

After years of less than stellar results from pre-made mixes, I’m now using an easy recipe to  make my own DIY organic potting soil mix using a few simple ingredients I’m able to easily find at my gardening supply store. Nothing frustrates me more than a poor quality potting soil mix. There’s a lot riding on whether […] Read more…


~The Gardens in July {2014}~

| 2014 Vegetable Garden, In the Garden

August 5 KG

{July 1st}    {August 4th} After an abysmal June garden report, I’m back to check in with you all and show you how the gardens did last month. I promise, I’ll try not to be quite as depressing. Well it would seem things are coming along, I suppose. At least visually and Green-Growth-Wise. My problem is, […] Read more…


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