The Canning Sessions: Pears and Peppers

The Canning Sessions: Pears and Peppers

Well I did it! I canned. Yes I did! {insert fist pump} Our local farmer’s market had a great sale on some fruit and vegetables so I bought a stash and brought them home to try my hand at this canning bid’ness. Among the purty fruits and vegs I bought, I selected pears and red … Continue reading

The “Chef’s” {that’s me!} Herb Garden

The “Chef’s” {that’s me!} Herb Garden

I love herbs. I love cooking with herbs.  I love tea made with herbs. I love smelling herbs. I love herbs. Since I have a slight obsession with herbs, it was positively necessary to plant some herbs. I also have a slight obsession with Pinterest. And, uh, don’t forget that I’m not off the grid. I’m … Continue reading

We Finally Got Our Garden Planted!

We Finally Got Our Garden Planted!

Well, if you keep up with The Homestead Experiment you know we got a new homestead. And while we’re thankful to have found a new place, we were moving the first of summer, which put us behind on planting. But we finally got it done! And boy have our plants taken off! The biggest endeavor … Continue reading

Our New Homestead!!

Our New Homestead!!

We’re still alive, folks. And we’ve got a new homestead!! We’re relatively settled in now so I thought I’d share just a couple of pics. It’s got all kinds of usable landscaping on the side of the house in which to plant goodies! (It’s a little out of control right now, huh? I need to … Continue reading

On the move…

On the move…

Today has been “Git ‘er Done Day!” I’ve made 2 loaves of bread, a batch of crackers, 2 dozen waffles, hard-boiled eggs, homemade pasta, and tapioca pudding. All this while packing boxes. Yep – you heard that right: packing. boxes.{sigh} So here’s the long and short of it: we recently received notice from our landlord … Continue reading

I Don’t Feel Like A Homesteader Today

I Don’t Feel Like A Homesteader Today

I don’t feel like a homesteader today. Today I just feel like a normal ‘ol suburban mom. It’s time for spring cleaning at the Homestead! We do it the first week of May every year. This year is no different. We purge, purge, purge. And try to sell, sell, sell. Whichever kind it is…I STILL … Continue reading