The gardens are put to bed for the long Michigan winters and I am missing gardening. One of the things I have seen consistently in this area when visiting small farms is the use of hoop style greenhouses. These inexpensive structures Continue reading Greenhouse Part 1
Applesauce is a simple and easy treat that will last long through the winter. Our family spent an afternoon picking several varieties of Continue reading Applesauce
Raspberries and blueberries are a family favorite in the summer and I love picking them myself. Combined with some leftover strawberries Continue reading Raspberry Jam and Mixed Berry Jam
When you and your family pick 50 pounds of strawberries its time to make strawberry jam. When you know nothing about making jam or canning it becomes another adventure in homesteading! Continue reading Strawberry Jam – Learning to Can
Gardening and composting are two homestead concepts that go hand in hand. I could have gone out and bought a compost tumbler but I thought I would rather build one myself. Continue reading Compost Tumblers
I decided to try raising some dwarf citrus trees to see how well they do here in northern Michigan. Continue reading Dwarf Citrus Trees – Lemon and Limes in the North!
As part of my learning to garden I decided to make some raised beds out of cedar lumber. Continue reading Raised Garden Beds