A Half-Assed Greenhouse (Homestead & Food)

A Half-Assed Greenhouse (Homestead & Food)

I want kale dammit! And swiss chard! And collard greens. (Okay, my lizards want those). And radishes. But no broccoli. Most importantly I want cool season crops and here in the Ozarks you get a slim chance to grow them. Start them too early and a late frost zaps them....
A Half-Assed Greenhouse (Homestead & Food)

The Fermentation Rabbit Hole

If you look on my kitchen counter on a shelf next to my nonstick pan spray, a measuring cup, and a large variety of teas, you’ll find a quart canning jar (Thanks grandma!) covered with a muslin “hat”. It looks like a bonnet, and if you look inside it...

Winter Weather Finally Comes To The Homestead

Yesterday it was cloudy with the heavy, gonna rain feeling that you get in the spring when the temperatures get a bit too warm and storms are predicted. And they were predicted. For two days my weather app on my phone had come with with “weather alerts for your...

Homestead Planning

I haven’t checked the temperature yet today, though the last time I saw it was going to be in the fifties. I’m looking forward to doing some yard work and getting outside with my horses during my days off this holiday season, and as my thoughts often do,...
A Half-Assed Greenhouse (Homestead & Food)

Freezing zucchini

For today’s Saturday food post, I wanted to talk about freezing zucchini. I’ve been blessed to be able to harvest a couple of zucchinis about the size of a toddler’s baseball bat. They’re fat! I love zucchini bread, but can’t eat that...
Dreaming of a Staycation #IWSG

Dreaming of a Staycation #IWSG

It’s a question often asked on author interviews: if you could write anywhere in the world, where would you be right now?For me the answer is simple. I’d be in my “office cabin”, my “she shed” as it were, with the window looking out...