Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop (#3)

Welcome to our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! Thank you for visiting our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! We have had a lot of fun the last few weeks with this brand new Blog Hop! We will be posting this every Tuesday so we hope to see you all here each week posting! Feel free to share your in season gardening and homesteading posts with us and please feel free to share this blog hop where ever you like! Featured Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop Posts: Please remember, for a chance to be featured next week, PLEASE LINK TO OUR BLOG HOP in your post! It was difficult to find articles that had followed thru with this last week! Also, it helps to have your own featured image in your post, other than a pin! Especially in round up posts! Thank you! And on to this weeks featured post!! Spring is in the air and that means it’s chick season! If you are new to raising chickens, this one is for you! Raising Chickens: Part 1 by Of Goats and Greens   Your Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop Hosts Are: Shelle from Rockin W Homestead   Succession Planting: Grow More in Less Space by Rockin W Homestead Lisa from The Self Sufficient HomeAcre   Using Our Farm Fresh Eggs by The Self Sufficient Homeacre AnneMarie from 15 Acre Homestead The Mosquito Plant for Pest Control by 15 Acre Homestead   And myself! I’m Tamara and I blog here at The Reid Homestead   Join in on our Farm Fresh Blog Hop! Homesteading, homemaking, sustainable and green ideas, DIY, healthy living, and self-reliance posts are all welcome. Share up to 4 family friendly posts. You may share older posts with ‘in season’ information, but please don’t…

Tracking Your Homestead Garden Harvest Tally

Today I am excited to share how and why I keep track of my Homestead Garden Harvests! Do You Track Your Garden Harvests? How many of you have thought of tracking your homestead garden harvest? For the last number of years, I have been weighing mine, and logging the results in a spreadsheet. I was initially inspired to do so by Mavis over at One Hundred Dollars a Month. One year she grew over 2,000 lbs! It is fun to see how much food you can grow, and this is an excellent way to keep track of it. I use this digital kitchen scale and I weigh items as you would find them in a farmers market. For instance, in a farmers market, when you buy carrots, they have greens on them. So when I weigh my carrots, I weigh them with greens on. I log in every single thing that I harvest! Related Article You May Be Interested In: The Benefits of Freezing Your Tomato Harvest Which Pressure Canner Should You Get? How to Preserve your Pumpkins and Winter Squash by Roasting and FreezingOur favorite Homesteading & Gardening things in our Amazon Store! Challenge Yourself to Grow More Food! I like to challenge myself to grow a little bit more food each year. Why? Because someone can always use it! If you can’t, first thing you should do is offer it to people who really NEED it! I like to donate to our local food pantry when I have a lot. I also decided that this year I am going to try and sell a little bit too, so this will be an experiment. I don’t live in a place that gets a lot of traffic, so a cute little farmstand at the end…

Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop (#2)

Welcome to our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! Thank you for visiting our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! Our first week last week was a big success! We will be posting this every Tuesday so we hope to see you all here each week posting! Feel free to share your in season gardening and homesteading posts with us and please feel free to share this blog hop where ever you like! Featured Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop Posts: Please remember, for a chance to be featured next week, PLEASE LINK TO OUR BLOG HOP in your post! It was difficult to find articles that had followed thru with this last week! Also, it helps to have your own featured image in your post, other than a pin! Especially in round up posts! Thank you! And on to this weeks featured post!! Homestead: Plant Perennial Gardens Too by Capturing the Charmed Life   Your Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop Hosts Are: AnnMarie from 15 Acre Homestead How to Start A Zero Waste Homestead by 15 Acre Homestead   Shelle from Rockin W Homestead When Should I Plant My Vegetable Garden? by Rockin W Homestead Lisa from The Self Sufficient HomeAcre Creamy Burdock Soup Recipe: A Foraged Recipe ~ Food From The Wild by The Self sufficient Homeacre   And myself! I’m Tamara and I blog here at The Reid Homestead   Join in on our Farm Fresh Blog Hop! Homesteading, homemaking, sustainable and green ideas, DIY, healthy living, and self-reliance posts are all welcome. Share up to 4 family friendly posts. You may share older posts with ‘in season’ information, but please don’t share the same posts each week! If you share your posts in this party, you are giving permission for others to link to your posts…

Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop (#1)

Welcome to our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! I am so excited to share this brand new Blog Hop with you all! I am one of the hosts, and we will be posting this every Tuesday! Feel free to share your in season gardening and homesteading posts with us and please feel free to share this blog hop where ever you like! Your Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop Hosts Are: Lisa from The Self Sufficient HomeAcre AnnMarie from 15 Acre Homestead Shelle from Rockin W Homestead And myself! I’m Tamara and I blog here at The Reid Homestead Featured Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop Posts: Each week, each host will choose a favorite blog post that has been shared in the previous weeks blog hop to be featured! Since this is the very first week, we decided to share a blog post from each of us instead, so check them out! From Lisa at The SelfSufficient Homeacre: Why Your Chickens Don’t Lay Eggs From Annie at The 15 Acre Homestead: Marigolds: Their Care, Benefits and Uses From Shelle at Rockin W Homestead: Heirloom vs Hybrid Seeds: What’s the Difference? And a post from me! How to Freeze Berries: The Easiest Way to Preserve Them Join in on our Farm Fresh Blog Hop! Homesteading, gardening, recipes, sustainable and green ideas, DIY, healthy living, and self-reliance posts are all welcome. Share up to 4 family friendly posts. You may share older posts with ‘in season’ information, but please don’t share the same posts each week! If you share your posts in this party, you are giving permission for others to link to your posts….that’s a good thing because it helps get more eyes on your posts! Please link back to this blog…