Gardening
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Spring Preparations

  I haven’t done any real interesting projects lately due to the urgent need to improve the soil for the gardens this year and every year to come.  We are focusing right now on cleanup and garden soil.  I have been raking leaves, building compost piles, cutting the logs that …

Gardening

Cover Crops for Yards and Gardens

We have bad soil.  The busiest project I have had so far is to try to improve the soil, especially so that we can produce food.  You can’t grow food in clay and rocks.   So I use compost and hugel beds to give the soil a boost.  But this …

Gardening
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Hot Compost (Faster Compost)

I have terrible soil.  I am hoping to make enough compost to be able to support all the garden beds I set up in the fall.  I set up raised garden beds and hugelkultur beds in hopes that they would begin to compost before I needed to plant.  However, I …

Off Grid Utilities

Washing Laundry Off Grid

We normally have to use the laundromat for clothes washing, we just don’t have the room in the tiny house to dry all the clothes we wear.  But now that it’s nice out, I can start doing laundry here. First you get the water.  If we used the rainwater to …

Open Discussion Projects
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Open Discussion Project: Round Wood Arbor

Happy May Day!  Have a good spin around the May pole and dance around the beautiful bon fire!  Now back to work. Thanks for all the great ideas that you posted when I introduced the open discussion project idea.  I will use this as an idea bank in the future, …

Cooking

Cast Iron Sourdough Pita Chips

Thursday Food Day! So this recipe is actually the same one as sourdough flat bread .  I am just making a couple changes to make it fun.  Fun is a necessity with young children. After I prepared the dough, I mixed cooled roasted garlic and onions into the dough.  Then I …

Gardening
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DIY Upcycled Trellises

I always fail to get my trellises up before I get my plants in the ground.  Then I wait way too long and it’s a huge pain.  Not this year.  I already have my tomato trellis set up and a bean tunnel trellis for the kids.  Hopefully, the rest will …

Cooking

Strawberry Knotweed Shortcake

Thursday Food Day! We went back to CT to visit with some family this past week.  At one point we were outside checking out the yard of the new house ans talking about cleaning up the yard.  I noticed that there was Japanese Knotweed in quite a few places.  “I …

Open Discussion Projects
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Open Discussion Projects

I am going to try something different.  I am hoping to get some conversations started where people can share their ideas, information, and projects.  I plan to pick one project every month or so that I want your input on. On the first of the month, I will post a …

Just Chat and Pictures

Moving Day

I am currently w on moving everything from this blog to homesteadhouligan.com. Once I transfer everything, this page will be redirected automatically to the new blog.  All the old posts will still be available.   Thank you for following me! Share This: