Homestead Life

Keko – My warrior!

Keko – My warrior!

We have a multitude of dogs on this farm.  Some protect our critters, some protect my family and myself and some do both.  However we have a few *ahem* older dogs who really need to retire...even if they don't think so! Adding a new working dog is a bit more...

How to Make a Jewelweed Tincture!

How to Make a Jewelweed Tincture!

Recently I talked about gathering Jewelweed....hopefully some of you were able to find this wonderful plant. Now...what do we do with it? Come with me as I work up the Jewelweed that we gathered! In this post I will cover making a tincture and soon we will talk about...

Fighting for His Life!

Fighting for His Life!

If you've read previous posts, you know we are in a battle against Lyme Disease and it's co-infections.  One of my hubby's co-infections is Babesiosis which  is a rare and life-threatening infection of the red blood cells that's usually spread by ticks. It's caused by...

Need some gardening help?

Need some gardening help?

When we moved to the farm I knew nothing about gardening. I mean nothing! I didn't know that there were cool season crops and warm season crops. I thought you went out one day, put all the seeds in the ground and waited for the bounty to begin! I bought some books and...

Miss me? In the last 10 days….

Miss me? In the last 10 days….

There has been a lot of ditch digging happening in the garden area.  Full garden post coming soon!  We're trying something new after 20 years of gardening in raised beds and I'm excited to share it with you. This happened in the greenhouse - natural pest control at...

Katie Is Addicted

Katie Is Addicted

Katie, our new rescue dog, will probably appear quite often here.  She goes with me everywhere so she is always in the frame. Katie is still learning to trust.  She loves to be outside but we have discovered that she has three...count em...THREE addictions. Here is...

Mixing Potting Soil – My Personal Recipe!

Mixing Potting Soil – My Personal Recipe!

This morning we mixed potting soil.  Two of my sons live here on the farm and we worked together this morning to fill a container for the greenhouse.  I'm going to share the process and the recipe - it's so much cheaper than buying it and you know everything that's in...

Meet Katie the Farm Dog!

Meet Katie the Farm Dog!

I have a friend who fosters shelter dogs.  I'd been looking for a rescue for months.  I asked her to keep her eye out and she said she'd do that for me. She mentioned that she was sheltering a dog currently but it was probably going to a different rescue organization....