Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop (week 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…