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Homestead Update

We’ve started harvesting and drying the lemon balm. You need to make sure that you pick the leaves off the stems if you are going with the paper bag method, since the stems will hold onto moisture more than the leaves. And that will lead to molding eventually. The lemon balm we planted was a…

Homestead Plans

So, we bought this land in December of 2015, and started to make trips out here right away. We didn’t move here permanently until March 2016. So we have not spent a full year on the property yet. I think it’s important to not make major decisions about the land until we have been through…

Homestead Events for July

Blackberries So, the first few weeks of July, the wild blackberries all over our property ripened. For about 2 weeks, almost every other evening in the last hour before sunset I venture out with a gallon jug with the top cut off (homemade basket, handle left on!) to gather my wild-foraged booty. I lived on…

Homestead Mishaps

things that have gone wrong on the Homestead Not everything about homesteading is beautiful and fun. Sometimes there are complications, or problems to deal with. Some of these are relatively mild, several are actually amusing stories, and one so far has been pretty scary. I think it’s important to share these stories, in the hopes…

Homestead events for the month of June

Okay, this post is late. I’ve been  been dealing with a lot of stuff, okay? And this post is not including the story of the dog and the snakebite, with I might type of later. This year we’ve been living without some modern conveniences, which many people would consider basic needs. I don’t plan on living…