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Prune, Prune, Prune: Tree Butchering and Backyard Orchard Culture

The central feature of backyard orchard culture is that you manage the size of your fruit trees through zealous pruning. After our fruit trees have spent the last year becoming acquainted with our garden, I’ve been so pleased with their verdant happiness this spring (with the exception of… 803 more words


Juliet's Home Birth

Even though this is a homesteading blog I felt like home birth was relevant so I’m sharing our story here <3  It’s graphic and if you are squeamish about birthy stuff it’s probably not the post for you! 3,701 more words

Home Birth

A Long Row to Hoe

As I stand at the end of my garden, my eye tracks along the long row of potatoes that need to be covered up with soil. 412 more words

Bread, vegetables, homeschool and Scentsy

Today I tried my hand at making bread. I have made bread plenty of times before but I always use the fancy bread machine my parents got me. 625 more words


After Yule the Quiet Begins

At Yule the Earl gave him a gold ring.

Our first planting of the 2017 season was the addition of 6 new semi dwarf fruit trees that went into the ground on a cold day that had brought a light dusting of snow. 

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This week on the farm...

As usual, it’s been a full week on the farm. Here’s a little of what we’ve been up to this week…

We harvested our first mess of snap beans early this week… 259 more words


Dry Laundry Naturally

You all know my feelings on laundry…  What you may not know is my complete dislike of the dryer.  Using the dryer costs a lot of money to run.  517 more words