Save Those Egg Shells,Yo

Save Those Egg Shells,Yo

Listen yo, you have got to save your egg shells. Your soil and your plants will thank you. Just like your soil and plants need nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium  it also may need calcium. Egg shells can help greatly with that. Saving your egg shells really is not that hard or inconvenient to do. They don't smell and it's just a behavior you make into a habit like composting. When my husband asked me to start saving them I thought, really? Now, it's just second nature and our garden thanks us. Let's get to it, shell we. Haha get it, shell we like egg shell, haha, ok no seriously let's do this. You want to find a container to keep [...]

Our Journey into Homesteading

Our Journey into Homesteading

The beauty in life is learning how to be self sufficient. We have grown a deep passion for not relying on anyone or anything to keep us going. We have not mastered this homesteading journey, but strive to test our limits everyday. I have these moments when something just clicks and I think to myself, “hellooooo, YES, I've got this!” Then I have moments when I think, “man, I'm so far from the goal we have set.” But homesteading is just that, it's a journey of learning and feeling and loving. We started our journey into homesteading 5 years ago. It started with a panic of “the worlds coming to an end!” Don't laugh, it will hit you one day [...]

Life in a Garden

Life in a Garden

This is our life. It is filled with beauty. It is filled with hard work. It is filled with the deepest sense of connection to the earth we walk on. Our passion is to give more back to the land then when we found it. Our goal is to make everything we use go full circle, nothing should leave our homestead. Everything we use has a purpose. Our life is filled with a love for being self sufficient. A love to grow our own food, to preserve that food, to use the scraps for the compost and to put that compost back into next years garden. We live a life were there are no gender roles but where we have [...]

Harvesting Tomato Seed

Harvesting Tomato Seed

We are going to get down and sticky with the inside of a tomato today. We are harvesting tomato seeds for next years garden. This process is a tad bit lengthy, a whole lot messy, and totally worth it. So grab a jar, gloves if your girly and all your tomatoes. Let's do this. First things first, wash those bad boys. Next you want to cut them length wise so that you are cutting the core all the way down, not just in half. Take your spoon and spoon out the seeds and its gelatin into a jar. Now if your are preserving these tomatoes, which most likely you are, take a knife and cut the core out. You'll save [...]