Life goes on, on the farm. New baby chicks first day!
Today is a very special day. 21 days ago, our mama hen, Cosmo, began getting broody. Now this isn't the first time she's gone broody, but this is the first time we let her sit on a clutch of eggs. She was determined to do so, and who are we to stand in her way! It started as a small chip in each egg, and ended with fresh, new, beautiful, fluffy babies.
Finding Worms In My Garden | Digging Potatoes | Nice Homestead Haul
I have composted for five years now and it is just reaching its best point. I throw in chicken manure, food scraps, and dried-up leaves to compost down. It's always exciting when the hard work you put in gives you such a great garden and yummy food from it. Potatoes grow well here in Maine anyway, but just knowing I grew them in my garden is the best. I happily throw in any worms I find to help the soil.
Baby Opossum rescue on the homestead
Baby opossum rescue on the homestead today! This sweet thing was stuck in our gutter. Yes, I realize they could eat our chickens. This baby was released away from the farm and has not yet come back. Yay! Right now, we should all be busy as bees getting ready for whatever may come our way. Make sure your family is fed by growing, harvesting, stocking, prepping your pantry. Watch this vlog for secret gardening tips for beginners on a budget for massive yields! Check out our Rootbound Homestead YouTube channel for more! Get out there and keep your hands dirty! :)
Backyard Garden Harvest ASMR
This harvest included 13 pounds of potatoes! I am still in shock that I was able to grow such a bountiful harvest from store bought potatoes
Watermelon Rind Jam | Garden To Plate Recipe
Did you know the rind is the most nutritious part of the watermelon? This is a watermelon jam and it is a tasty way to reduce food waste and get some extra vitamins in your diet!! Ingredients: 6 cups watermelon rind cut into pieces, 2 large apples peeled, cored and cut into pieces, 2 cups sugar, juice of two lemons, 2 tsp vanilla extract,
Garden Harvest ASMR | Suburban Homestead
Lots of cucumbers and a 26 pound watermelon in this harvest!
Jalapeño Salt Recipe | Preserving The Harvest
This is an easy and tasty way to preserve your fresh grown jalapeños! I dehydrated 2lbs of jalapeños, after grinding them I mixed it with salt and used an old spice jar for storage. Can be used on tacos, in chili, salads, popcorn. Anything you want to add a kick to!
Goat Cheese Tasting at Pennyroyal Farm in Boonville, CA
Goat Cheese Tasting at Pennyroyal Farm in Boonville, CA
Herb and Cheese Squash Bread | Garden To Plate Recipe
If you have extra squash from the garden this herb and cheese bread is a great way to use some of it! Ingredients : 2 cups flour, Salt , Pepper , 2 tsp baking powder , 1/2 tsp baking soda , Rosemary, Oregano and thyme, (or whatever fresh herbs you like) 2 eggs , 1 cup shredded cheddar , 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup milk , 1 cup of shredded zucchini , Mix together dry ingredients, then wet ingredients. Squeeze moisture out of squash and mix all ingredients together. Pour into an oiled bread pan and bake for 40-45 minutes at 375 or until a toothpick comes out clean
Bacon Jalapeño Popper Quesadillas | Easy Recipe | Garden To Plate
Jalapeño Popper Quesadillas 😍 Ingredients - 3-5 bacon strips , 4oz cream cheese ,2 flour burrito tortillas ,3-4 jalapeños , 1/2 cup mozzarella ,1/2 cup Mexican cheese blend ,Salt,Pepper ,Onion powder, Garlic powder , Cook bacon and chop into pieces, then mix it all together and spread on half the tortilla. Cook until golden brown and enjoy!
Backyard Garden Harvest | ASMR | Suburban Homestead
A smaller garden harvest from the other day! Cucumbers, jalapeños and tomatoes are coming in like crazy now!
Crops That Grow Well In The Shade - Backyard Gardens
Do you have a lack of sun shining in your garden space? Or are you just trying your best to optimize the space you have and do some interplanting? This list of crops that do not require full sun should help!
There Are Many Benefits To Canning And A Homestead Life
Stringing beans, pressure cooking the cans, and creating food storage for your family is the ultimate independence.
Everyone Wants To Homestead Until It's Time To Work
Canning green beans each year is a priority for our family. It's a small step in self reliance, but every bit counts.
Starting A Garden
My first season of summer gardening is coming to an end and I would like to share some tips I have learned that can hopefully help you get started on your garden next year!. Let's start with the beginning, which is starting seeds indoors. This is something I tried to do, and did not do well at first! My first mistake was underwatering and I lost quite a few seedlings because of this. What I started to do once I realized my mistake was check to see if the soil was damp, if not I would bottom water, so I would fill the tray with about a 1/2 inch of water and let the seedlings drink up! My second mistake was not having my plant lights close enough to the seedlings. You pretty much want the light within an inch of the emerging seedling otherwise it will become leggy as it tries to reach for the light, and this creates a weaker plant. Now I still saw some success, but my seeds that I direct sowed were much stronger and produced better than my leggy seedlings from indoors.
Fresh Mild Salsa With Garden Ingredients | Recipe | Garden To Plate
A mild salsa recipe you can make straight from the garden! Ingredients: Tomatoes - roasted at 375 for 20 mins and peeled, Cilantro, Onion, Garlic Salt , Pepper, Green pepper, Wax or shishito pepper ,
Warning from seed suppliers, start saving EVERY seed you can!
Hello there and welcome back to the homestead! Guys, things are getting a little crazy out there. Seed companies and farm stores are warning people there will be shortages of seed varieties and ultimately, food. If you are already growing your own gardens and putting up your own food, now is the perfect time to think about saving your seeds. Save some seeds from your harvest to ensure your family will have food next year! Plus, seeds are a GREAT bartering tool! :) Happy growing!
August Crops You Can Plant In Your Zone 5 Garden
all may be approaching, but it isn't too late to get some crops in the ground to harvest before the brutal winter arrives!. Let's start with crops you should get in the ground in the next few days to ensure a harvest:
Backyard Garden Harvest ASMR | Suburban Homestead
Another garden harvest! These are some of the best cherry tomatoes I’ve ever had!
What Do Mainers Do In The Summer? | Get Ready For The Cold | Firewood
Some of us work to get ready for winter, of course. It can get very cold here and our only source of heat is a wood stove. We have to make sure we have plenty of firewood on hand for the winter and preferably for the next several, just in case. Having the Kubota has helped tremendously. We used to collect firewood with an old beat-up truck. That works well, but not as efficient. **Music by Brad Hooper @BradHooper.rocks