I have been silent on here for awhile. I love to read all of your updates around your homesteads and am so inspired. We have been very busy here on our half acre this spring. You may notice the old farm fence is gone as well. After many years of overgrowth, we knew the fence … Continue reading We have a shed! And other things…
Tag: organic gardening
A Shed or Barn?
The beginning of building a shed is full of excitement and uncertainty. When we began building our garden shed 9 weeks ago, we had no idea the work and grit it would involve! Here is the gambrel-style replacement roof. We were able to salvage 80% of our wood from the gable-style roof and it came … Continue reading A Shed or Barn?
Raisin’ and Tearin’
Yep. We had ourselves a roof raisin' on day 1, only to tear it down on day 2. Following the instructions carefully and building a template to make the rafters for the roof, we assembled it and were hopeful to get the plywood, paper, and shingles on before the snow came at New Years. After … Continue reading Raisin’ and Tearin’
This time of year is always busy. Busy because of all the digging and watering and sowing and planting. What is a girl to do? I got everything planted. Everything. *wipe the brow* No more plants in the windows. Hardening off plants did not go as planned, but sometimes you just have to plant and … Continue reading Get Growing!
Expecting the Unexpected
Well, Farmer's Almanac fails all of us at some point. This spring has been oddly "emotional" (as if I'm talking about a teenager 😀 ) One week, the warm front encourages the grass to sprout and the roses to begin budding. The next week, we get the warning for freezing temps and I scramble to … Continue reading Expecting the Unexpected
Outside or In?
What would you choose? This time of year feels like a no brainer. Just last night, I got to spend my evening sitting on the back porch watching the Oklahoma lightning storms make their way north. The frogs were carrying on their evening bantering like old men sweating it out in the sauna. They are … Continue reading Outside or In?
Praying Through the Calendar
Because I am up early on this beautiful Christmas morning, I decided to do a house sweep and pray through the New Year... Just the two of us this year, like many households in 2020. We did our celebrations on Christmas Eve and enjoyed a hot meal. Now, I am up early with a cup … Continue reading Praying Through the Calendar
Buttermilk, Harvest, & Powdered Sugar
What a full month it has been… I have not even had time to sit down and write! So many good memories were made, family visits, places traveled, baked goods in full swing, and now I sit in my reading chair contemplating this season in the middle of an ice storm. I had about a … Continue reading Buttermilk, Harvest, & Powdered Sugar
Fall has officially arrived. Many evenings are dipping into the 40's and the tips of trees are changing. Fall came early this year. Oklahoma temps usually stay balmy through October, but this year is different... in more ways than one. I am still enjoying picnics in the front lawn during my lunch break. By noon, … Continue reading Goodbye, Summer
Fall Beginnings & Summer Harvest
The first day of fall already? Well, the temps are regularly dropping into the 50's every night and the fog has settled over the prairies. Although these fall days don't have the vibrancy of fall in New England, Oklahoma has its own kind of fall flare and beauty. I am just beginning to see the … Continue reading Fall Beginnings & Summer Harvest
Grateful for the Simple and the Hail Storms…
Life has been a lot slower these days with the current global pandemic. There is a lot of nonsense, but I am grateful that the pandemic hit during the warmer months. Could you imagine how sick and tired we would get locked in our homes during the winter? At least there are birds singing and … Continue reading Grateful for the Simple and the Hail Storms…
Garden Update and Thoughts on the Fall Garden
Time is passing by so quickly. The garden is growing like crazy and I can't seem to keep up with all of the delicious tomatoes! I did not realize how tall san marzano tomatoes can grow! They have grown well past their cages and have drooped all the way to the ground without snapping their … Continue reading Garden Update and Thoughts on the Fall Garden