Homestead Monthly: Feb + March {maple syrup, apple pruning, and homestead expansion}

Feb March Homestead Monthly

In the last week or so the weather has turned decent, and just like that it feels like we’re off to the races! I’m not sure which I like better, spring or fall- but I am definitely looking forward to this season of progress on the homestead! Fruit Tree¬†Pruning and Maintenance We spent a lot […]

Spiced Canned Apple Slices Sweetened with Honey {Canning Recipe}

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Did you ever discover something new that totally changed your world, and you can’t believe you went all this time never knowing about it? And then you feel silly because the thing you didn’t know existed and that changed your life was a jar of essentially homemade canned apple pie filling? No? Just me then… […]

MEGA Tree Nursery Review: Online & Local, Evergreen, Orchard & Decidous

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In this mega tree nursery review, I have full reviews for: Arbor Day Foundation Evergreen Plant Nursery Japanese Maples and Evergreens Albrecht’s Nursery Paint Creek Nursery Weston’s Antique Apples Burnt Ridge Nursery So, we ordered a lot of trees this spring… One of the things high on our to-do list was to plant a privacy […]

Homestead Monthly April 2016 {honey bee update, seed starting, and a new family member}

Homestead monthly April 2016

I can’t believe it’s May already. I can’t believe spring is half over and we’re hurdling right towards summer! Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday everything was dead and there was 6-inches of snow on the ground?! The Bees are a Buzzin’ It was finally warm enough to crack open the hives after a long […]

Prevent Deer from Eating Fruit Trees {natural organic deer repellent}

Natural organic deer repellent fruit trees

I’m pretty excited about this. As I get older, I find that the things that excite me are not…. normal. Natural, organic deer repellent that actually works? Yep, gives me butterflies. I don’t want a tropical vacation, I want sheep. And please don’t buy me flowers, I want heirloom beans and tomato seeds instead.¬†No manicures […]

Homestead Monthly: March 2016 {maple update, kitchen finale, and planting all the things}

Homestead Monthly March 2016

It’s off the to the races! Or at least that’s what it feels like… This year marks our third spring on the homestead. I thought the first two were busy, but this year proves to be a doozy! We’ve got practically every hour of every weekend planned out from now until mid-summer. But it’s fun […]