Homestead Life

Garden Bed Building

Garden Bed Building

I will write in detail soon about our attempt at gardening differently this year soon.  Our garden was being consumed by Bermuda Grass and we haven't found a natural way to combat that.  If you know one please share! We never used to have Bermuda grass - it just...

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....

Hey Texas!

Hey Texas!

Hey ya'll!  I promise, I am returning every phone call, email, Facebook message, text message and even carrier pigeons if one happens to arrive. I have been overwhelmed by your response to the show that aired on Texas Country Reporter!  Y'all are so friendly and...

Greenhouse Disaster! The Good, The Bad & The Ugly!

Greenhouse Disaster! The Good, The Bad & The Ugly!

True confession time!  My life has been a bit crazy and stressful for the last few years and growing a garden was just not part of the plan.  Sometimes we have to pivot and change when life throws us curveballs don't we? I haven't liked the idea of being unprepared...

He called it a “Beauty Shot”…

He called it a “Beauty Shot”…

He called it a "beauty shot" and boy it certainly was...my soap never looked so good! This gentleman came about 3 or 4 years ago and spent a day here on our farm getting to know us and doing some filming!  Evidently that film showed up today on a program called Texas...