City life

Ugh I really just hate it! So while we are working on our off grid /homestead, we still have to pay bills,which means we gotta go work, which means we gotta live in the city for about another year and a half then everything will be paid off and we will have zero bills!!! We can totally just make money off of the homestead and live completely comfortable so until then during the week we are stuck in the city. So I have decided instead of paying the money to put in grass and do all the work and pay the high water bill . that it would be better to turn the crappy backyard (cuz it was crappy when we moved in) it would be better to build a garden that way I can start canning food, I can start drying food, I can totally start doing all that stuff and get a head start for when we are finally set up on our cute little Homestead so this is what I did. our backyard was already dirt when I moved in and why put down grass when you can’t take it with you especially if you’re renting a place so here is the start of our awesome little back yard garden. I will probly plant seeds tomorrow!

Easy Ways to Go GMO-Free (and Why You Should)

By Daisy Luther – The Organic Prepper Welcome to Foodie Friday.  This is the GMO-free edition! Want to make your kitchen GMO-free? This week’s round-up is loaded with news, tips, and recipes that can help!   This feature is chock-full of all things food related: news, preservation, and delicious real food recipes.  As always, I […]

How To DIY A Greenhouse: 9 Projects For Your Homestead

By Chris Black – SurvivoPedia Today’s article is as green as it gets, because it’s about DIY-ing greenhouses. How do you build a greenhouse, you ask? The easy answer is: you build a house and you paint it green. Ok, I am kidding, but today’s article is about the basics of DIY-ing your own-personal greenhouse, the […]

Build a green house. 

This year we have decided to take growing a garden to a whole new level. We not only want to grow enough food for us but for the farmers market as well! To see exactly what, if any if there is a demand for fresh produce in this place, for some strange reason it’s crazy popular every where else but not so much in the basin and I just don’t get it! But anyways back to the green house, we bought a small garden shed and decided to build a green house off the one side of it and we used the old drain grates out of the barn for shelves and I have to admit it is coming along wonderfully!!  


Where Are You Buying Your Vegetable Garden Seeds?

By Ken Jorgustin – Modern Survival Blog You might ask (or be wondering), “Where is the best place to buy seeds for the garden?” Maybe it doesn’t matter much, but then again maybe it does. Do you care to share your preferred supplier or retailer where you buy your seeds? Spring is coming and hopefully […]

7 Vegetables You Should Be Starting Indoors Right NOW!

Image source: By Kristen Duever – Off The Grid News With gardening, there is always something to do, and when it comes to planting, this is especially true. Get a head start on your growing season by starting a few vegetables right now. That’s right: You can start planting your vegetables during February and […]

Growing Radishes

Radishes are under-utilized in our diet. Radishes are good source of vitamin C, folate, riboflavin, thiamine, iron, magnesium, copper and calcium.  They are also full of anti-oxidants, phytochemicals, electrolytes and dietary fiber.  Radishes can be grown year-round; just select the right variety for the season.  There are over 200 varieties of radish, so pick and […]

Corn harvest

This year we planted four rows of corn 3 of the rows were seeds we saved from last year and man did they do amazing! We plucked all the corn bent over all the stocks and fed the stocks and the shucks to the goats, cows and chickens and let me tell you what it has been a long day and everyone has enjoyed it!  

We shuck the corn, break or cut off any bad spots and then throw them in a pot. 

 After they boil for about 20 minutes we pull them out and cut all the corn off the cob. 

  Then it’s into quart size freezer bags, 4 cups of corn in each bag,and into the freezer they go!! With this batch we got 65 quart bags of corn! Way faster and better than canning i think!!