Category: Our Homestead

Facts About Composting

compost pile

With these composting principles in mind, everyone can make excellent use of their organic wastes The Biology of Compost The compost pile is really a teeming microbial farm. Bacteria start the process of decaying organic matter. They are the first…

Light Your Own Fire

During last year’s site redesign, I found this article written by someone that silently mentored me during the beginning website design years I spend online before 2000’s bust. He is inspirational and his ideas are timeless and don’t require a…

Winter Storm

Wow. It has been a very long time since I have seen this much snow where I live. Oklahoma is considered a “West South Central” state in the United States.. and I always thought I was in the midwest, LOL.…

Garden Calendar February

While mid to late spring is the busiest time of the year for most gardeners, there are a variety of chores that I reserve strictly for winter… here is the Garden Calendar for February Be sure to be making your…

Still January

Today I went outside to find the slightest whiff of spring in the air… or was it just wishful thinking? After checking with the online weather report, I realize it is probably wishful thinking and that peas will not be…

Early Tomatoes

For those of you getting ready to get a start on tomatoes, there is a great website, Growing Tomato Secrets you may want to check out. He just put up a new video entitled,

Winter Blues Have Set In

Okay, it is official. I am tired of all the cold ‘yard work’. The greenhouse is growing what it can just fine, the hay is covering the cabbage, brussel sprouts, and broccoli for the long cold days they are enduring……

A New Kind of Rescue

banzai-bitsy-bottle I came into night to check on everyone and found one tiny little girl kicked off to the side, weak and COLD. I knew the first thing to do was warm her up, but I wasn’t quite as certain about what to do about her obvious dehydration, so I consulted the internet.