Well, errr, I don’t own a farm but I’m calling this my homestead.
No chickens. No cows. Just a cat and two evil squirrels that terrorize the property. As for growing food, I only have container gardens at a moment, but I’m already planning the space to start raised garden beds next spring. My entire outdoor space will be filled with homegrown food and beautiful-flowered surroundings. This is the beginning of it all. This is the birthing of my homestead!
First, me and Greedy Baby had to haul rocks. I did more squats moving these rocks than I would’ve done in two weeks of normal exercising. I can’t feel my legs right now.
I took a whack at growing sunflowers this past spring. My sunflowers are now about 10-feet high.
It’s amazing what big things can happen when you plant a small seed and nurture it. This goes for life-stuff, too.
The hubs and oldest gremlin-boy tore down the broken fence and put up a new one. We no longer have to deal with racoons and skunks lurking in our yard at night. One of our neighbors wants to set a trap for the raccoon and eat it. In an unrelated matter, please help me clean up this mess.
This green bean container garden is coming along nicely. We also have a pumpkin growing. As for the baby blueberry bush that’s still in a pot, I gotta get that thing in the ground.
I scan my garden for weeds a few times per week, but I never pull the clover because it’s edible. Good for snacking on. It really is tasty.
There ya have it, my friends. My homestead is taking shape! Finally also took my my pressure canner out the box. Green beans will be the first thing I can.
I was thinking about how this blog has evolved from way back in 2009 when I was pretty much only posting reviews about packaged junk foods & frozen meals. YIKES! My quest to finding balance has led me to this place on the path where I not only want to be physically fit while noshing on whole, clean foods, but you may have noticed that I’m very much into natural health and wanting to live a life of self-sufficiency as much as possible. That’s what the homestead is all about!
If I ever buy a farm, you’ll be the first know. I’ll burpee all over the property to christen it properly. ((winks)) Hope you enjoyed the pics! XO