Time Management on the Homestead – Farm Fresh Tuesday (#37)

This week in our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop, I am featuring an article full of ideas on how to get better at time management on the homestead. This is something I am sure we all struggle with, so read on for some valuable tips! Using a Planner to Better Manage Your Time One easy way to be more effective with your time management on the homestead, is to use a planner. I love my Day Designer Planner. It allows me to empty my brain of my plans, appointments and “to do lists” onto paper, which actually gives me time to work on things instead of fretting over what needs to get done. A little bit about how I use my planner. Each page has a To Do List on the right side of the page, and an hourly schedule on the left side of the page. I like to color code my to do list. Gardening stuff in green, Blogging stuff in purple, Household stuff in red, etc. Than I just carve out time blocks for those categories, in the hourly schedule. If I have a lot of blogging stuff to do that day, maybe the morning is marked Blogging in purple. After lunch, I might put an hour of Gardening in green and 2 hours of Household in red. I love how each page has a Top 3 section at the top, to help you prioritize things that MUST get done that day. There are also slots at the top to mark down if anything is due, your dinner plan, dollars and a donโ€™t forget area. There is also a big section at the bottom for miscellaneous notes, and a smaller section for Daily Gratitude. This is the best laid out daily planner I have…

Grow More Food with Fall and Winter Crops – Farm Fresh Tuesday (#36)

This week in our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop, I am featuring an article about how to grow more food with cool season crops. To live a fully self sufficient lifestyle, you must grow more food with fall and winter crops! Year Round Vegetable Gardening for More Food If you are a homesteader, and you want to live a self sufficient lifestyle, than you must consider how to grow more food with fall and winter crops. When most folks think about having a vegetable garden, it is just a one season garden. They prepare for the garden in spring, plant it when temperatures warm up typically by June 1st, and then it is over and done with when the chilly temps of fall set in. If you are trying to live a more self sustainable lifestyle, as many homesteaders strive to do, don’t fall into this trap! Everyone can grow food in those cooler seasons as well as the summer, and if you do so, you will have more fresh food for your family. This is an excellent book on year round vegetable gardening The Year Round Vegetable Gardener by Niki Jabour. The Winter Harvest Handbook by Eliot Coleman is another must have book for gardening for food in the winter. Cold Season Crops vs Warm Season Crops Many beginner gardeners, are not aware that some crops prefer to be grown or started in the cooler seasons, and don’t fare as well when planted in the summer heat. Often times, the summer heat will cause these crops to bolt, or go to seed. On the other hand, some crops prefer growing in the warm season, and don’t fare well if the temperature goes below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, such as tomatoes and peppers. Cold Season…

Spaghetti Squash and Cauliflower Alfredo Casserole – Farm Fresh Tuesday (#35)

This week in our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop, I am featuring a yummy recipe for spaghetti squash cauliflower alfredo sauce casserole….putting this on my must make soon list! Winter Squash: One of the Easiest Vegetables to Grow! If you are new to vegetable gardening, winter squash is one of the easiest things that you can grow. It is also easy to store for a long time, in a cool dark place. It is also a food where you get a lot of bang for your buck. Spaghetti squash is one of those winter squashes! And it is always good to have a couple recipes on hand for how to use it, so that you don’t grow tired of it quickly. And who doesn’t love alfredo sauce? I hope you enjoy this recipe that I have chosen to feature this week! It has another added benefit of being low carb and keto friendly! I know I will be trying this very soon. ๐Ÿ™‚ Our Featured Post this Week: Spaghetti Squash and Cauliflower Alfredo Casserole Spaghetti Squash and Cauliflower Alfredo Casserole from My Slices of Life Welcome to our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! Please Share Your Posts in Our Blog Hop! Thank you for visiting our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! I have teamed up with some other awesome homesteading bloggers to host this awesome blog hop! Each Tuesday this blog hop opens for you to share your posts on gardening, herbalism, crafts, homesteading, food preservation and more! Feel free to share your in season posts with us and please feel free to share this blog hop where ever you like! There is a link down below for you to click on to share your posts and more info on all the rules as well…

Pull Apart Pizza Christmas Tree Recipe- Farm Fresh Tuesday (#34)

This week in our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop, I am featuring a recipe that is perfect for those busy nights during the holidays, or hosting a holiday get together! Easy Food Prep for the Holidays The holidays can be a super busy time. Sometimes coming up with a quick and easy, yet festive dinner or snack can be a challenge when you are short on time. That is why this Pull Apart Pizza Christmas Tree Recipe that I have chosen to feature this week, is perfect! Whether you serve it as a dinner for your family, or use it as an appetizer during a holiday gathering, it will suit both options perfectly. And who doesn’t like pizza? Pull Apart Breads to the Rescue Pull apart breads are an easy solution to this problem. From monkey bread for dessert, to cheesy bread as a snack, to pizza pull apart bread which can be either a snack or a meal, they are all sure to be loved and eaten right up! If you haven’t tried pull apart bread recipes before, you really should! Our Featured Post this Week: Christmas Tree Pizza Pull Apart Christmas Tree Pizza Pull Apart by Marilyn from MarilynsTreats Welcome to our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! Please Share Your Posts in Our Blog Hop! Thank you for visiting our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! I have teamed up with some other awesome homesteading bloggers to host this awesome blog hop! Each Tuesday this blog hop opens for you to share your posts on gardening, herbalism, crafts, homesteading, food preservation and more! Feel free to share your in season posts with us and please feel free to share this blog hop where ever you like! There is a link down below for you to…

Alternatives to New Year’s Resolutions – Farm Fresh Tuesday (#33)

This week in our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop, I am featuring a post that is perfect for starting the new year off! It is about alternatives to New Years resolutions! Happy New Year! First thing first, I want to wish all of you a wonderful, healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year! I hope all your dreams come true this year. We are spending a quiet evening at home this New Year’s Eve and we are looking forward to it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Our Featured Post this Week: Alternatives to New Year’s Resolutions 8 Alternatives to New Year’s Resolutions by Shannon from Of the Hearth Welcome to our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! Please Share Your Posts in Our Blog Hop! Thank you for visiting our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! I have teamed up with some other awesome homesteading bloggers to host this awesome blog hop! Each Tuesday this blog hop opens for you to share your posts on gardening, herbalism, crafts, homesteading, food preservation and more! Feel free to share your in season posts with us and please feel free to share this blog hop where ever you like! There is a link down below for you to click on to share your posts and more info on all the rules as well. To Be Featured on the Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop: Please remember, for a chance to be featured next week, PLEASE LINK TO OUR BLOG HOP in your post, or grab our badge down below with the rooster and include him with a link in your post! It has been difficult to find articles that had followed thru with this! Or have a link party page that links to us! Be sure you are adding our blog hop to your link/party…

50+ Homemade Gift Ideas – Farm Fresh Tuesday (#32)

This week in our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop, I am featuring a post that shares 50+ Handmade Gift Ideas! Just in time to make some to give away as Christmas Gifts this year! More Handmade Gift Ideas Some additional handmade gift ideas we have featured here on The Reid Homestead: How to Make and Use Dandelion Salve Outdoor Christmas Gnomes Tutorial DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub More Gift Ideas for Homesteaders and Gardeners Other articles here on The Reid Homestead with excellent holiday gift ideas include: Holiday Gift Guide for Gardeners Best Gardening Shoes for Women Photo Boxes for Storing Your Seeds Seed Starting Essential Equipment Mother’s Day Gift Guide for Homesteading Moms Which Pressure Canner Should You Get? Tips and Tools for Pruning Apple Trees Our Featured Post this Week: 50+ Handmade Gift Ideas 50+ Homemade Gift Ideas from A Home Made From Scratch Welcome to our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! Please Share Your Posts in Our Blog Hop! Thank you for visiting our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! I have teamed up with some other awesome homesteading bloggers to host this awesome blog hop! Each Tuesday this blog hop opens for you to share your posts on gardening, herbalism, crafts, homesteading, food preservation and more! Feel free to share your in season posts with us and please feel free to share this blog hop where ever you like! There is a link down below for you to click on to share your posts and more info on all the rules as well. To Be Featured on the Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop: Please remember, for a chance to be featured next week, PLEASE LINK TO OUR BLOG HOP in your post, or grab our badge down below with the rooster and include him with a…