July & August 2020 Homestead Happenings!

July & August 2020 Homestead Happenings!

July & August 2020 – Behind the Scenes! A quick recap of some of our homestead happenings, including how we get creative with food preservation, our barn renovation project and more!   August marked our six-month anniversary of moving to the Pacific...
Soil Drainage: How & Why to Test It!

Soil Drainage: How & Why to Test It!

Did you know that soil drainage can directly effect how successful your garden is? Luckily, it’s easy to learn more about your soil by doing an easy at-home soil drainage test!   Are you tired of guessing how much and how often to water your plants? ...
DIY River Rock Garden Bed

DIY River Rock Garden Bed

Raised beds are a wonderful solution for many types of gardening. Here’s how to make your own beautiful river rock garden bed using basic supplies you probably already have on hand!   Many moons ago, we lived in a beautiful, fully-restored 1905...
How to Dry Tomato Skins to Make Tomato Powder

How to Dry Tomato Skins to Make Tomato Powder

Don’t throw out the tomato skins when you’re canning! You can use them to make a delicious tomato powder to season dishes! Save your skins… your tomato skins, that is! If you are new to canning, I’m gonna tell you something: you gotta skin the...
How to Ripen Tomatoes Faster on the Vine

How to Ripen Tomatoes Faster on the Vine

Are your green tomatoes slow to ripen? Check out these tricks to ripen tomatoes faster as the end of the season approaches!   Each summer, grow an abundance of tomatoes. We grow about 16 tomato plants each year that provide our tomato-based products for the...